WATERVILLE — A pair of local businesses across the street from each other in Waterville are keeping things light with a “sign war” along the heavily-trafficked area of Upper Main Street.


Posted by Wendy’s Waterville on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Michael Lee-State Farm Insurance Agent and Wendy’s on Main Street in Waterville have been in the midst of a sign war the last few days on Main Street.

According to the Waterville Wendy’s Facebook page, State Farm apparently started the exchange with a clever sign asking to start a sign war. On Wednesday, the State Farm sign read: “Khakis and buns are not soft like Wendy’s.”

He started it!

Posted by Wendy’s Waterville on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Sign wars are nothing new. There’s even a Facebook group with over 20,000 members that posts these regularly.

The State Farm insurance agency has a history of putting up clever signs over the years, many of them focusing on khaki pants.

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