The business opened in 1961. Its building, a rendition of the real life Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport, is an example of the Mid-Century modern influenced design school known as "Googie" or "Populuxe".
The distinctive white building resembles a flying saucer that has landed on its four legs. The appearance of the building as a single homogenous structure is a cleverly constructed illusion. The building's two crossed arches actually consist of four steel-reinforced concrete legs that extend approximately 15 feet above the ground, and a hollow, stucco-covered steel truss constituting the remaining lower arches and entire upper arches.
- One of the 50 letter scraps can be found on top of the building.