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(The Atlantic Cities)   Long after Pizza Hut abandoned their iconic red-hut restaurants, one blogger makes it his life's mission to document all buildings that used to be a Pizza Hut. "They can't really hide from their past"   (theatlanticcities.com) divider line 176
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2014-01-13 07:43:34 PM
Pizza thread?
 
2014-01-13 07:49:37 PM
So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-13 07:50:36 PM

fusillade762: Pizza thread?


Hut thread?

/bring solo and the wookie
 
2014-01-13 08:03:31 PM
I have a UTBAPH near me that is now a lovely italian restaurant with great food.

PIZZA HUT... EVOLVE!
 
2014-01-13 08:03:52 PM
Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.
 
2014-01-13 08:04:57 PM
This just in:  It's cheaper to lease a vacant commercial space than it is to have a new one built.
 
2014-01-13 08:05:36 PM

Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.


Oh this should be good.
 
2014-01-13 08:28:14 PM

Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

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Interesting. I like this McDonald's:

content.messynessychic.com
 
2014-01-13 08:36:57 PM

Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.


For your next performance, you should stick your neck into any Irish pub in Dublin and shout "OLIVER CROMWELL!!!" in a loud voice.
 
2014-01-13 08:44:51 PM

Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.


I like this because you aren't revealing your true opinion. Which way does the scale go? Who knows? Everybody who likes any pizza has an opportunity to disagree with you.
 
2014-01-13 08:53:11 PM

Triumph: Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

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Interesting. I like this McDonald's:

[content.messynessychic.com image 640x476]


Freeport Maine, it was quite the big deal when it opened.
 
2014-01-13 08:56:31 PM

Tom_Slick: Freeport Maine, it was quite the big deal when it opened.


Indeed. McLobster sandwiches in a place where you can get a fresh lobster for $15.
 
2014-01-13 09:18:46 PM
My only life's mission regarding Pizza Hut is to completely avoid Pizza Hut.
 
2014-01-13 09:19:45 PM

Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]


So what *was* that?

\There's a UTBAPH in Manchester that's been about a dozen things
\\right now it's a soup & sandwich place, but it's also been a bagel place & a Chinese restaurant in the past ten years or so
 
2014-01-13 09:28:14 PM

Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

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Ah, Nürnburger King.
 
2014-01-13 09:36:23 PM

Somacandra: Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.

For your next performance, you should stick your neck into any Irish pub in Dublin and shout "OLIVER CROMWELL!!!" in a loud voice.


content8.flixster.com

Rex Kramer, danger seeker.
 
2014-01-13 09:38:31 PM
violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2014-01-13 10:09:14 PM

ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


Arbeit McFries
 
2014-01-13 10:10:12 PM

FriarReb98: Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]

So what *was* that?

\There's a UTBAPH in Manchester that's been about a dozen things
\\right now it's a soup & sandwich place, but it's also been a bagel place & a Chinese restaurant in the past ten years or so


Look at the stain on the left hand side of the building, think WWII era
 
2014-01-13 10:43:51 PM
There's a good (really - actually GOOD) pan-asian restaurant in Wilmington NC that appears to be in an ex-hut dine-in.
 
2014-01-13 11:12:16 PM
Most of the old Pizza Hut buildings around here are now Chinese restaurants.

We do still have one Pizza Hut that is in the old red hut building, though.
 
2014-01-13 11:12:37 PM
Bring back the Priazzo pizza and we'll talk again
 
2014-01-13 11:13:56 PM
Old Pizza Huts and old Taco Bells are hard to disguise.

notfoolinganybody.com
 
2014-01-13 11:14:35 PM

violentsalvation: Arbeit McFries


Why I love Fark: Exhibit A.
 
2014-01-13 11:15:40 PM

FriarReb98: There's a UTBAPH in Manchester that's been about a dozen things
\\right now it's a soup & sandwich place, but it's also been a bagel place & a Chinese restaurant in the past ten years or so


Are you talking about Manchester, NH? The one that was once an Italian-Chinese restaurant called Ciao Mein?

There's another former PH in Hooksett, NH that's been repainted with an ugly blue roof. It's now some kind of doctor's office, but if you've lived here long enough, you remember what it used to be.
 
2014-01-13 11:16:37 PM

ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.
 
2014-01-13 11:16:56 PM
Pizza hut's still exist don't they?
 
2014-01-13 11:17:08 PM

ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


Arbeit macht fries!
 
2014-01-13 11:17:23 PM

Triumph: Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]

Interesting. I like this McDonald's:

[content.messynessychic.com image 640x476]


Theres one like this on long island

www.esquire.com
 
2014-01-13 11:18:43 PM
There are a couple of UTBAPH's in my neck of the woods that are Pizza Huts.

Not all franchises abondoned their buildings I guess.
 
2014-01-13 11:18:47 PM
violentsalvation:

Arbeit McFries

I love you so much right now.
 
2014-01-13 11:20:06 PM
This guy is clearly on a mission from a pizza oriented deity.  Obscure as it, he is actually chronicling history in a limited sense.  There appears to be no personal stake in this which makes it odder.
http://usedtobeapizzahut.blogspot.com/
 
2014-01-13 11:20:50 PM

enthralledgeishagirl: ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.


Dachau's actually a town you know. They've got just as much right to shiatty fast food as everybody else, and they need to feed the tourists while they're at it.
 
2014-01-13 11:21:30 PM

violentsalvation: Arbeit McFries


hahahahahah
oh no

CSB time: A friend of mine near the end of high school had an abandoned shopping center just up the road, with an abandoned Pizza Hut building too. There was tons of stuff in there that was left behind. We used to go in there, get high and explore/rummage through/smash things. It was totally the bomb.
 
2014-01-13 11:22:31 PM

Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.


Eating a meat lovers right now.

/getting a kick

violentsalvation: Arbeit McFries


Flawless victory.
 
2014-01-13 11:22:36 PM

Rapmaster2000: Old Pizza Huts and old Taco Bells are hard to disguise.

[notfoolinganybody.com image 500x375]


Long John Silvers
i.imgur.com

Obviously these buildings attract the kind of tenants that aren't going to spring for a whole lot of remodeling.
 
2014-01-13 11:23:19 PM
Apparently Pizza Hut is going to sell pizza by the slice. They kept emphasizing the word "speed" over and over again. I guess you can't smoke pot in a pizza place anymore, you have to take PCP or other uppers.
 
2014-01-13 11:24:02 PM
enthralledgeishagirl: There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.

Yes, the town. No good place to eat within the concentration camp. I just thought it was amusing that this was the first thing I saw getting off the train at Frauenhoferstrasse; those small pictures on the right are of the concentration camp, so I took this as a corporate endorsement.
 
2014-01-13 11:27:24 PM

Rapmaster2000: Old Pizza Huts and old Taco Bells are hard to disguise.

[notfoolinganybody.com image 500x375]


If you think that's bad, try UTBAIHOP

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-13 11:27:49 PM
And then he burns them down.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-13 11:27:50 PM

ultraholland: enthralledgeishagirl: There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.

Yes, the town. No good place to eat within the concentration camp. I just thought it was amusing that this was the first thing I saw getting off the train at Frauenhoferstrasse; those small pictures on the right are of the concentration camp, so I took this as a corporate endorsement.


So you can't get a pizza fresh from the oven?


/Yes, that is a tasteless joke..
 
2014-01-13 11:34:18 PM

enthralledgeishagirl: ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.


why? Did the Irish have some hand in the Shoah?
 
2014-01-13 11:35:56 PM

enthralledgeishagirl: ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.


You understand that the whole horror of the thing is that these camps were in perfectly normal Central European towns that people lived in, blissfully and and increasingly willfully ignorant of what was going on?

So the next time you're going about your life and say 'I don't even wanna know about X', give it some thought.
 
2014-01-13 11:36:16 PM
I don't get it. I mean, "you can't hide"? Who the fark cares?

And when did Pizza Hut "abandon" the "red hut" look? We've still got those here in spades.
 
2014-01-13 11:36:28 PM
Pizza Hut may not have the best pizza, but their breadsticks are amazing. Best chain pizza breadsticks hands down.

It's always weird seeing an old Pizza Hut as a cash for gold shop or a payday loan place.
 
2014-01-13 11:36:54 PM
This thread reminds that there is an abandoned IHOP 1970's Swiss chalet style a few miles from me (Winston, NC) that is set to be destroyed.  This architectural wonder of flapjacks will not be forgotten! Fire up the Polaroids Leroy.
 
2014-01-13 11:36:58 PM
I remember all of the Sea Galley restaurants with their ship portal windows.  Most of 'em went under and were turned into Chinese buffets.  I remember some of those restaurants keeping the old portal windows for a couple of decades before remodeling.
 
2014-01-13 11:38:09 PM
if you grew up in the 80s you might have seen one of these


www.arlnow.com


same deal with pizza hut.  you could spot these a mile away
 
2014-01-13 11:39:23 PM
A hot slice from Pizza Hut and a cold Bud Light is the perfect way to watch my local football game.
 
2014-01-13 11:39:24 PM
Mr. Shabooboo: So you can't get a pizza fresh from the oven?

No, nothing. Not even juice anymore.
 
2014-01-13 11:41:29 PM
defoenet.com

There's a building in my town that was originally a Hot N Now that only lasted  about a year, then became an office building for a credit union for about a decade, and is now being converted into a Krispy Kreme.

bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
 
2014-01-13 11:41:37 PM

Mr. Shabooboo: ultraholland: enthralledgeishagirl: There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.

Yes, the town. No good place to eat within the concentration camp. I just thought it was amusing that this was the first thing I saw getting off the train at Frauenhoferstrasse; those small pictures on the right are of the concentration camp, so I took this as a corporate endorsement.

So you can't get a pizza fresh from the oven?


/Yes, that is a tasteless joke..



Truly tasteless, now go wash your mouth out with soap.

/wait for it.......
 
2014-01-13 11:45:14 PM

miss diminutive: fusillade762: Pizza thread?

Hut thread?

/bring solo and the wookie


imageshack.com
 
2014-01-13 11:47:16 PM
I kind of wish Pizza Hut had kept the old design. When I was a kid, I remember the Hut near our home as being kind of a warm and inviting place. It might be nostalgia glasses; when you're that age, anywhere with subdued lighting, burgundy carpets, vinyl-covered menus, and a salad bar was a "warm and inviting place." Your mileage may vary.

The complete collapse of Pizza Hut's customer service seems to have been simultaneous with their doing away with the red roof design. There's a "Pizza Hut Bistro" not far from where I live now that actually forgets they have a dining room every once in a while; as a steady stream of pick-up customers arrives for their orders, you could set off a bottle rocket in the lobby and still not get anyone's attention. A couple of times, out of perverse fascination and nothing-better-to-do-ism (usually when reading a good book) I would actually see how long it took to get noticed by staff after being seated. The record is 65 minutes. It's astonishing how little you can give a damn for your clients and still have a functioning business. Were they bought out by Bain Capital at one point?
 
2014-01-13 11:49:00 PM
Remember the defunct McDonald's that became a restoration facility for the old lunar orbiter tapes from the 60's?

www.technologyreview.com images.spaceref.com
news.nationalgeographic.com
images.spaceref.com
 
2014-01-13 11:49:56 PM

Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.


One tastes like crap, and the other tastes like vomit.
 
2014-01-13 11:54:20 PM
http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/req28h/stand-up-gary-gulman- - rot-in-hell-blockbuster

Along the same lines as old businesses going out of business. I LOVE this.
 
2014-01-13 11:55:59 PM
Tony Hawk's truck was a Pizza Hut, your argument is invalid.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-13 11:56:11 PM
This was a Pizza Hut, now it's all covered with daisies.
 
2014-01-13 11:56:22 PM
There is one in Springfield Oregon that is a strip joint now.
 
2014-01-13 11:56:49 PM
Speaking of pizza, Jon Stewart just used a joke about Mayor Bloomberg being fed like a bird that I made on Fark last week.

Oh, we were talking about Pizza HUT?  That's different.
 
2014-01-13 11:57:50 PM
Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-13 11:58:14 PM

zombiegoat: This was a Pizza Hut, now it's all covered with daisies.


You got it

/you got it
 
2014-01-13 11:58:54 PM
Onion story from 14 years ago:  "You can tell area bank used to be a pizza hut"

http://www.theonion.com/articles/you-can-tell-area-bank-used-to-be-a -p izza-hut,8899/
 
2014-01-13 11:59:19 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
For me it's finding old Burger Chefs.
cache.virtualtourist.com
 
2014-01-14 12:01:09 AM

Nem Wan: Rapmaster2000: Old Pizza Huts and old Taco Bells are hard to disguise.

[notfoolinganybody.com image 500x375]

Long John Silvers
[i.imgur.com image 500x375]

Obviously these buildings attract the kind of tenants that aren't going to spring for a whole lot of remodeling.


The first ever Long John Silvers is now a salon, and decently disguised.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=38.015699,-84.523637&spn=0.001209,0.0024 11 &t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=38.015655,-84.52358&panoid=54nHWiXgI1M6pR-7LR66 SQ&cbp=12,31.41,,0,7.31
 
2014-01-14 12:03:35 AM
The Pizza abut near me is still in its telltale building, and used to serve beer.
 
2014-01-14 12:03:51 AM
Maybe it is just a midwest/Chicago thing, but some Pizza Huts have a lunch buffet. Classic salad bar with pudding and cottage cheese. It is as good as the Flying J truck stop salad bar. The pasta bake consists of rotini pasta,some sort of cow based meat,cheeses, and pepperoni slices. It is only $8 with a pop and there is a tabletop pac man game and temporary tattoo gumball machines with some really classy lowrider designs. One time I got a Chicago Bears sticker for my hardhat from the gumball machine and traded it to a vacationing Chilean fisherman for a pilfered dessert breadstick after I paid my bill.
 
2014-01-14 12:05:54 AM
I like pizza hut pizza.
They still rock the red hut roofs here too.

/the bread sticks are awesome.
 
2014-01-14 12:05:57 AM

merrillvillain: Maybe it is just a midwest/Chicago thing, but some Pizza Huts have a lunch buffet. Classic salad bar with pudding and cottage cheese. It is as good as the Flying J truck stop salad bar. The pasta bake consists of rotini pasta,some sort of cow based meat,cheeses, and pepperoni slices. It is only $8 with a pop and there is a tabletop pac man game and temporary tattoo gumball machines with some really classy lowrider designs. One time I got a Chicago Bears sticker for my hardhat from the gumball machine and traded it to a vacationing Chilean fisherman for a pilfered dessert breadstick after I paid my bill.


you forgot the "/csb"
 
2014-01-14 12:06:24 AM
In Lewistown, PA near me the Pizza Hut there is now a sushi bar. Quite an upgrade.
 
2014-01-14 12:06:36 AM
People actually eat pizza hut? I've never biatched about a pizza place in my life, but I refuse to eat pizza hut.
 
2014-01-14 12:06:54 AM
Here's a cool old White Castle in Minneapolis that's now a jewelry store (I think);

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-14 12:08:30 AM

kdawg7736: In Lewistown, PA near me the Pizza Hut there is now a sushi bar. Quite an upgrade.


No.

meat0918: There is one in Springfield Oregon that is a strip joint now.


THAT'S an upgrade.
 
2014-01-14 12:09:47 AM

violentsalvation: ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

Arbeit McFries


Welcome to my favorites list! Grab a drink and relax...
 
2014-01-14 12:09:48 AM

Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]


I still have the old website for NFA bookmarked.  It's a pic of a test pattern now, but it's still up.  Maybe it'll come back someday.
 
2014-01-14 12:12:40 AM

peasandcarrots: I kind of wish Pizza Hut had kept the old design. When I was a kid, I remember the Hut near our home as being kind of a warm and inviting place. It might be nostalgia glasses; when you're that age, anywhere with subdued lighting, burgundy carpets, vinyl-covered menus, and a salad bar was a "warm and inviting place." Your mileage may vary."


This.

Pizza Hut was a special treat for the family in the 80s. I think I was around 7 or 8. And yeah, the dimmed lighting, carpets and big menus were a new thing for 8 year old Znuh. It felt special. And again, for an 8 year old's palate, the pizza was damned tasty. Plus, Pizza with original Coke (before new coke) was literally Kid Food of the Gods.

I never expected to see the 'Red Roof' Pizza Huts disappear. I thought they were as secure as McDonalds, which, let's face it, still pretty much feels the same when you walk into one. Messing with an established, almost-subconsciously ingrained archetype rarely bodes well for businesses. I still remember when they got rid of the Burger King 'King', and of course, then brought him back.

I felt a cozy part of my heart get demolished when I read this. Glad to hear that some of the Huts still have their iconic buildings around.
 
2014-01-14 12:12:49 AM

jaytkay: merrillvillain: Maybe it is just a midwest/Chicago thing, but some Pizza Huts have a lunch buffet. Classic salad bar with pudding and cottage cheese. It is as good as the Flying J truck stop salad bar. The pasta bake consists of rotini pasta,some sort of cow based meat,cheeses, and pepperoni slices. It is only $8 with a pop and there is a tabletop pac man game and temporary tattoo gumball machines with some really classy lowrider designs. One time I got a Chicago Bears sticker for my hardhat from the gumball machine and traded it to a vacationing Chilean fisherman for a pilfered dessert breadstick after I paid my bill.

you forgot the "/csb"


A self-described csb usually is not. It is for others to decide unless it is an obvious csb.

My estimate is %10 of csb's are actual csb's.
 
2014-01-14 12:13:21 AM
My old BK is now a cash loan place.
 
2014-01-14 12:17:15 AM
This is a record store. The previous tenant was a store called Logan Hardware.

The name of the record store is Logan Hardware.

s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com
 
2014-01-14 12:17:28 AM

emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]


That looks oddly familiar. Would something like that be found in, say, central Ohio?
 
2014-01-14 12:17:39 AM

emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]


There's one on interstate 35 in Texas near the Oklahoma border that is now a pr0n store with a huge "XXX" emblazoned on the roof.   It's for the truckers who like to get their jack off on while hauling garbage to put on the shelves of your local Wal Mart.
 
2014-01-14 12:17:55 AM

merrillvillain: jaytkay: merrillvillain: Maybe it is just a midwest/Chicago thing, but some Pizza Huts have a lunch buffet. Classic salad bar with pudding and cottage cheese. It is as good as the Flying J truck stop salad bar. The pasta bake consists of rotini pasta,some sort of cow based meat,cheeses, and pepperoni slices. It is only $8 with a pop and there is a tabletop pac man game and temporary tattoo gumball machines with some really classy lowrider designs. One time I got a Chicago Bears sticker for my hardhat from the gumball machine and traded it to a vacationing Chilean fisherman for a pilfered dessert breadstick after I paid my bill.

you forgot the "/csb"

A self-described csb usually is not. It is for others to decide unless it is an obvious csb.

My estimate is %10 of csb's are actual csb's.


Well, I liked it.
 
2014-01-14 12:17:56 AM
TFA is right/ Pittsburgh gripe.

Turn where X used to be is a standard direction.

I was asking where to go, explained clearly that I was new in town and was asked "know where taco bell is?" "yes" "well, turn right where it used to be."

"well, where was it?"

Uhhh, where taco bell used to be?.

No one here knows street names, and street signs only name what you're crossing, not what you're on.

farkrers, all of them.
 
2014-01-14 12:18:35 AM

emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.


That looks like a porn shop that used to be in the middle of nowhere. Then Walmart put a distribution center next to it.
 
2014-01-14 12:19:32 AM

jaylectricity: Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.

I like this because you aren't revealing your true opinion. Which way does the scale go? Who knows? Everybody who likes any pizza has an opportunity to disagree with you.


I like your troll even better than the first.  If someone likes that shiat, they clearly don't like pizza.
 
2014-01-14 12:19:42 AM
Hermosa Beach Pizza Hut is now California Sushi & Teriyaki.

Much, much better. Chicken and beef teriyaki plate, with rice, salad and tempura veggies and shrimp on the side, all for $12.

Though I wish it did have the old arcade games I remember from the '80s -- Burgertime, Crystal Castles, Galaga, Ms. Pac Man, Tron ...
 
2014-01-14 12:19:58 AM
Pizza Hut still gives me a bit of a nostalgic feeling when I see the old red roof design, but not because pizza, but because when I was a delivery driver my senior year of HS, there was this one waitress working there, and we'd coordinate our breaks so that we could 'hang out' in the back lot.

Good times, good times...
 
2014-01-14 12:23:58 AM

eddievercetti: My old BK is now a cash loan place.


That pretty much sums up the situation nationwide.  Cue Gil-Scott  Winter in America. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2zKdIcOV5s
 
2014-01-14 12:25:25 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Not abandoned, still an operating McDonalds(and the oldest still in operation)
 
2014-01-14 12:25:47 AM
/done!
 
2014-01-14 12:25:56 AM

RedPhoenix122: This just in:  It's cheaper to lease a vacant commercial space than it is to have a new one built.


And I would guess that former Pizza Huts could be even cheaper than other commercial spaces because of their distinctive appearance. The one down the street from me is in a great location but sat empty for years before it was finally turned into an urgent care center.
 
2014-01-14 12:26:12 AM

jaytkay: This is a record store. The previous tenant was a store called Logan Hardware.

The name of the record store is Logan Hardware.


There's a hipster bar down the street that's in an old appliance repair place that was called "Herschal Electric" - the name of the bar? Herschal Electric. Even use the same old retro sign. It's pretty cool actually.
 
2014-01-14 12:26:36 AM

belhade: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]

That looks oddly familiar. Would something like that be found in, say, central Ohio?


Maybe.   Here's the list of locations.
 
2014-01-14 12:27:04 AM
www.addictedtosaving.com
 
2014-01-14 12:28:51 AM

Znuh: peasandcarrots: I kind of wish Pizza Hut had kept the old design. When I was a kid, I remember the Hut near our home as being kind of a warm and inviting place. It might be nostalgia glasses; when you're that age, anywhere with subdued lighting, burgundy carpets, vinyl-covered menus, and a salad bar was a "warm and inviting place." Your mileage may vary."

This.

Pizza Hut was a special treat for the family in the 80s. I think I was around 7 or 8. And yeah, the dimmed lighting, carpets and big menus were a new thing for 8 year old Znuh. It felt special. And again, for an 8 year old's palate, the pizza was damned tasty. Plus, Pizza with original Coke (before new coke) was literally Kid Food of the Gods.

I never expected to see the 'Red Roof' Pizza Huts disappear. I thought they were as secure as McDonalds, which, let's face it, still pretty much feels the same when you walk into one. Messing with an established, almost-subconsciously ingrained archetype rarely bodes well for businesses. I still remember when they got rid of the Burger King 'King', and of course, then brought him back.

I felt a cozy part of my heart get demolished when I read this. Glad to hear that some of the Huts still have their iconic buildings around.


Yes, exactly the same thoughts on pizza hut. We used to go there on occasion when I was a kid. Few things I loved more than my parents giving me quarters for the GI Joe arcade game while we waited for our food. They tore the building down around ten years ago, an AutoZone is in its place.

The other pizza hut near me is a dance studio now. Never been inside (dancers parents might frown on that), but I bet the interior remodel is interesting.
 
2014-01-14 12:29:30 AM

Gotfire: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]

There's one on interstate 35 in Texas near the Oklahoma border that is now a pr0n store with a huge "XXX" emblazoned on the roof.   It's for the truckers who like to get their jack off on while hauling garbage to put on the shelves of your local Wal Mart.


I've been there once or twice.  To use the bathroom.

(Of course.)
 
2014-01-14 12:30:33 AM

Somacandra: Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.

For your next performance, you should stick your neck into any Irish pub in Dublin and shout "OLIVER CROMWELL!!!" in a loud voice.


I usually think your posts are idiotic, but THANK YOU for saying this. Jesus Christ, Pocket Ninja's shtick is so old by now, it should be sitting in a nursing home while its Social Security checks are stolen by its ne'er-do-well son.
 
2014-01-14 12:32:51 AM

wildcardjack: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

That looks like a porn shop that used to be in the middle of nowhere. Then Walmart put a distribution center next to it.




Holy shiat. You and I just referenced the Nickerson Farms porn store AND Wal Mart in the same post within 2 mins of each other. That is pretty amazing.
 
2014-01-14 12:34:57 AM
That guy is a bit xenophobic.
 
2014-01-14 12:35:31 AM
Pizza Hut in Catonsville, MD...  I think it's still there. Rents used to cash in my book-it cards there, and I thought it was a night at the Apollo.. got all dressed up for a night on the town, we had waiters, beer for my dad, sodas for the kids, pizza for everyone..  we weren't the only ones there.  The place was packed on a Friday night..  I feel like it had a wait as long as a wait at a Cheesecake Factory on Saturday nights are nowadays..... sigh.  I think I'll pack my kids up and go to the pizza hut this Friday..  the one off of 108 in columbia.  Pay it forward.
 
2014-01-14 12:36:48 AM

Mister_poopy_pants: Onion story from 14 years ago:  "You can tell area bank used to be a pizza hut"

http://www.theonion.com/articles/you-can-tell-area-bank-used-to-be-a -pizza-hut,8899/


Came for this.  Saw it.  I still think of this article when I see area banks that used to be a pizza hut.
 
2014-01-14 12:38:02 AM

lar_m: For me it's finding old Burger Chefs.


Holy crap Burger chefs have not been around in eons. This thread has potential as a bookmark..I should go out and take pictures of a Bar that was a Pizza hut, a Taco Bell that is a vet, and two Arbys that are now a chepo loans place and a Tire rims store
 
2014-01-14 12:43:12 AM

Gotfire: wildcardjack: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

That looks like a porn shop that used to be in the middle of nowhere. Then Walmart put a distribution center next to it.



Holy shiat. You and I just referenced the Nickerson Farms porn store AND Wal Mart in the same post within 2 mins of each other. That is pretty amazing.


Would've been a simulpost if I was on a real keyboard instead of my iPhone.
 
2014-01-14 12:43:32 AM
First wait job was at a pizza hut. Learned that not everyone tipped no matter how great the service was. Family. Large, expensive (for pizza hut) order. Kids. Milk spilled. Cheerfully and efficiently cleaned and re-set the table and provided fresh new drinks. Ring of food scraps and napkins around the table thrown by kids. I start hurling napkins around looking for my big tip. Nothing. Nothing.

Learned to profile the tippers. Blue collar? Previous tipper? Bikers? You can all sit in my section. Families and church people, ladies who lunch, you can sit in some other section. You'll get professional service, but I'm not wasting any extra energy on you.

/CSB
 
2014-01-14 12:53:41 AM
McDonald's, McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Pizza Hut
 
2014-01-14 12:54:43 AM
CSB: I've been to both Freeport McDonalds and Dachau... Didn't eat at Dachau McDonnalds though. Dachau concentration camp was filled with Italian teenagers making out, being loud and generally not giving a fark... So lord knows what they're like at McDonnalds...

/did go to McD in Berlin though, wanted a soda with ice.
//Germans love David Hasselhoff
///Germand hate beverages with ice.
 
2014-01-14 12:55:08 AM

Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.


No. Reddit is not the center of the farking universe you asshat.

I know people that did this kinda stuff with HoJo's, Holiday Inn "Holidomes" and photomats.

Others gave published books on things like redbarns or burma shave sign hunts going back farther.

Going back to the 70s.

/kids these days think they invented everything
 
2014-01-14 12:55:19 AM
Still got some of the actual resturants over here in Aus.
 
2014-01-14 12:55:45 AM

Shadow Blasko: Tom_Slick: So someone made a blog from the You're Not Fooling Anybody SubReddit.

No. Reddit is not the center of the farking universe you asshat.

I know people that did this kinda stuff with HoJo's, Holiday Inn "Holidomes" and photomats.

Others gave published books on things like redbarns or burma shave sign hunts going back farther.

Going back to the 70s.

/kids these days think they invented everything


Wow. How did that sentence get moved up? Weird.
 
2014-01-14 12:56:30 AM
img.fark.net
/Yet another entry n our ongoing Fark saga of "Goddammit, Edmonton!"
//I challenge thee to find a more tasteless example of modern Used-to-be-a-pizza-huts...
 
2014-01-14 12:57:46 AM

peasandcarrots: I kind of wish Pizza Hut had kept the old design. When I was a kid, I remember the Hut near our home as being kind of a warm and inviting place. It might be nostalgia glasses; when you're that age, anywhere with subdued lighting, burgundy carpets, vinyl-covered menus, and a salad bar was a "warm and inviting place." Your mileage may vary.

The complete collapse of Pizza Hut's customer service seems to have been simultaneous with their doing away with the red roof design. There's a "Pizza Hut Bistro" not far from where I live now that actually forgets they have a dining room every once in a while; as a steady stream of pick-up customers arrives for their orders, you could set off a bottle rocket in the lobby and still not get anyone's attention. A couple of times, out of perverse fascination and nothing-better-to-do-ism (usually when reading a good book) I would actually see how long it took to get noticed by staff after being seated. The record is 65 minutes. It's astonishing how little you can give a damn for your clients and still have a functioning business. Were they bought out by Bain Capital at one point?


I wouldn't have cared if they still had the tabletop Galaga game.
 
2014-01-14 12:59:01 AM

Shadow Blasko: Holiday Inn "Holidomes"


That would be a fun challenge now.  Holiday Inn quit branding 1 and 2 story hotels a little while back.
 
2014-01-14 01:02:27 AM

nighble: Pizza Hut in Catonsville, MD...  I think it's still there.


As a recent transplant to MD, if it is, I'll totally go there and relive a handful of fun memories. It really is the little things in life.
 
2014-01-14 01:02:57 AM

12349876: Shadow Blasko: Holiday Inn "Holidomes"

That would be a fun challenge now.  Holiday Inn quit branding 1 and 2 story hotels a little while back.


Holidomes were cool but I never got the idea behind an attempt at a resort hotel in the middle of the city.
 
2014-01-14 01:04:36 AM

SirMadness: [img.fark.net image 850x637]
/Yet another entry n our ongoing Fark saga of "Goddammit, Edmonton!"
//I challenge thee to find a more tasteless example of modern Used-to-be-a-pizza-huts...


pbs.twimg.com
Vote: Old Bonanza or Western Steer?

Because I remember getting soft serve as a lad before I came to the champagne room.
 
2014-01-14 01:15:07 AM
the best i could find:

www.city-data.com

/pizza inn
 
2014-01-14 01:15:58 AM

meat0918: There is one in Springfield Oregon that is a strip joint now.


Do they still have the all you can eat salad bar?
 
2014-01-14 01:18:43 AM

TV's Vinnie: [defoenet.com image 534x302]

There's a building in my town that was originally a Hot N Now that only lasted  about a year, then became an office building for a credit union for about a decade, and is now being converted into a Krispy Kreme.

[bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 300x228]


don't forget the former pizza hut down the street that's now 24 hour mexican (get the carne asada burrito. seriously), the taco bell that's now the great wall, the kwik shoppe that's now a mexican joint, and all the converted gas stations around town.
 
2014-01-14 01:21:51 AM
The trend around here is closed down donut shops (non timmies obviously) becoming payday loan or cash for gold places. The old Huts don't really become anything.
 
2014-01-14 01:27:14 AM
thin crust, pork topping, please
 
2014-01-14 01:28:55 AM

lar_m: For me it's finding old Burger Chefs.


Right on! Greasy burgers and "super thick" shakes that were watery as hell. And awesome. My hometown had one that is now a different chain restaurant. They still have the same glass doors with pull handles with the burger chef logo. If I'm ever back there with a pair of vice grips and a wrench those farkers are mine.
 
2014-01-14 01:37:21 AM
boourns.dynu.net
/accept no substitutes
 
2014-01-14 01:37:26 AM

eas81: the best i could find:

[www.city-data.com image 850x535]

/pizza inn


I'm kind of surprised Pizza Hut's lawyers haven't or didn't come up with some contractual contrivance to prevent them from being used for other pizza places.
 
2014-01-14 01:45:13 AM

powhound: meat0918: There is one in Springfield Oregon that is a strip joint now.

Do they still have the all you can eat salad bar?


You win!
 
2014-01-14 01:48:35 AM
the carne asada burrito, tv vinnie! DO IT!

pics3.city-data.com
 
2014-01-14 01:55:31 AM

emersonbiggins: belhade: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]

That looks oddly familiar. Would something like that be found in, say, central Ohio?

Maybe.   Here's the list of locations.


I knew it!
 
2014-01-14 01:56:30 AM

jaytkay: This is a record store. The previous tenant was a store called Logan Hardware.

The name of the record store is Logan Hardware.

[s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com image 533x400]


Is this Chicago?  I used to go to that hardware store.
 
2014-01-14 02:00:33 AM
Still waiting for somebody with a Shakey's reference.
 
2014-01-14 02:01:21 AM
Then there's this little gem:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3325/45 89578133_29f3e1447e_o.jpg


/pics on Fark Mobile...how does it work?
 
2014-01-14 02:34:35 AM

99.998er: Still waiting for somebody with a Shakey's reference.


The only Shakey's I ever saw was outside of Louisville.  It turned in to a Bonnie and Clyde's pizza about 1980 and I think still is.  Good times there when I was a kid.  It's not too far from the Waverly Hills Sanatorium if you've ever seen anything about that creepy place.
 
2014-01-14 02:55:49 AM
Really?  They moved the dine in Hut here to a smaller delivery express type take out earlier last year and they yanked the classic Hut roof off the old building in half a day.  I had no idea it was a facade on top of a normal peaked roof.  The goofy windows are still there so it is a bit Huttish.
 
2014-01-14 03:17:34 AM

pappy1398: I like pizza hut pizza.
They still rock the red hut roofs here too.

/the bread sticks are awesome.


*looks at username*

Papa John?

/wouldn't surprise me if he didn't eat his own pizza
//btw if by tiny chance you are him: you're an a-hole and it comes across in your commercials
 
2014-01-14 03:28:43 AM

12349876: Shadow Blasko: Holiday Inn "Holidomes"

That would be a fun challenge now.  Holiday Inn quit branding 1 and 2 story hotels a little while back.


I can't believe we're this far into the thread before first mentions of HoJo. Talk about iconic architecture that was everywhere in America.
 
2014-01-14 03:39:26 AM

Thingster: TFA is right/ Pittsburgh gripe.

Turn where X used to be is a standard direction.

I was asking where to go, explained clearly that I was new in town and was asked "know where taco bell is?" "yes" "well, turn right where it used to be."

"well, where was it?"

Uhhh, where taco bell used to be?.

No one here knows street names, and street signs only name what you're crossing, not what you're on.

farkrers, all of them.


That's because Pittsburgh did not have street signs until recently I am told. Maybe it is bs not sure but maybe I will google it.
 
2014-01-14 04:29:00 AM
For many years starting in the 1930s, the Baltimore/Washington area had its own local burger stand called Little Tavern. It was very similar in style to White Castle, with an emphasis on slider-sized burgers ("buy 'em by the bag," the motto went). By the early 1990s, they started to disappear, but old locations are ridiculously easy to spot due to the restaurants' small size (barely more than a shed) and iconic, green-roofed "Tudor house" styling.

Because of the unique architecture, there's really not many things you can repurpose an old "Club LT" into, and the majority have wound up as donut shops, or cheap Chinese restaurants. And a couple of Subways, I think, since apparently you can franchise a Subway into any building with at least two and a half walls.

http://agilitynut.com/eateries/lt.html
 
2014-01-14 05:49:38 AM

TiMthisIS: The goofy windows are still there so it is a bit Huttish.


The windows (or more correctly the pillars on each side of them) are pizza slice shaped. It's one of the ways that you can tell it used to be a Pizza Hut. The roof is the other main one but that type of roof was also used by other business types so it's not a definitive tell-tale.
 
2014-01-14 06:48:09 AM

Thingster: TFA is right/ Pittsburgh gripe.

Turn where X used to be is a standard direction.

I was asking where to go, explained clearly that I was new in town and was asked "know where taco bell is?" "yes" "well, turn right where it used to be."

"well, where was it?"

Uhhh, where taco bell used to be?.

No one here knows street names, and street signs only name what you're crossing, not what you're on.

farkrers, all of them.


Harrisburg native. Came here to say yup, we do that.
 
2014-01-14 07:07:16 AM
One old Pizza Hut was turned into a place called Red Wagon on Dort.  Not exactly surprising to just use an old building for a new purpose.
 
2014-01-14 07:17:56 AM

ultraholland: My only life's mission regarding Pizza Hut is to completely avoid Pizza Hut.


took a while..but we made it guys!

/rides a fixie
//eats a local place, you prob haven't heard of it
 
2014-01-14 07:30:31 AM

Rapmaster2000: Old Pizza Huts and old Taco Bells are hard to disguise.

[notfoolinganybody.com image 500x375]


I find old Taco Bells to be especially amusing when they get repurposed as actual Mexican restaurants.

Meanwhile, a town near me has a "Classic" Pizza Hut that's been a variety of other restaurants. At one point, it was a German restaurant, and featured German city crests on the outside, in between the obvious Pizza Hut trapezoidal windows. When that folded, it became a Mexican restaurant, but it took them a long time before they stripped away the German decor.

The actual Pizza Hut moved down the street a quarter mile at least 20 years ago, but sometime recently it closed. I'm surprised they stayed in business as long as they did, considering there are already a couple of great pizza joints in town.
 
2014-01-14 07:43:43 AM

TV's Vinnie: Remember the defunct McDonald's that became a restoration facility for the old lunar orbiter tapes from the 60's?

 


Now that's cool. Was there a documentary made?
 
2014-01-14 07:46:46 AM

Mister_poopy_pants: Onion story from 14 years ago:  "You can tell area bank used to be a pizza hut"

http://www.theonion.com/articles/you-can-tell-area-bank-used-to-be-a -p izza-hut,8899/


On the other hand, there's a 1970s-era bank building near me that could be mistaken for a Classic Pizza Hut on steroids, except for the fact that it was a bank right from the start.
 
2014-01-14 07:54:56 AM

Gotfire: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]

There's one on interstate 35 in Texas near the Oklahoma border that is now a pr0n store with a huge "XXX" emblazoned on the roof.   It's for the truckers who like to get their jack off on while hauling garbage to put on the shelves of your local Wal Mart.


Many of the former Stuckey's locations in Illinois are now pr0n shops. I refer to them as "Stickey's."

/TIL the Firefox spell checker considers "pr0n" as a valid word - no wavy red line under it
 
2014-01-14 08:05:40 AM
Interesting factoid (maybe):

This guy I was stationed with at Glenview NAS told me Pizza Huts were designed so the manager could stand at the back door and supervise the whole place. I wondered what I was going to do with that information 30 years ago when he told me.

There is a former Stuckey's in Manteno (maybe) that is now an adult business. We called it "Sticky's" and a gas station that I had the poor fortune to work at for about a month is now an adult shop. It's in Edgewood Illinois.
 
2014-01-14 08:07:34 AM
cdn5.movieclips.com

Or else, Pizza is gonna send out for  you.
 
2014-01-14 08:11:07 AM

Somacandra: Pocket Ninja: Pizza Hut pizza is to every other chain restaurant pizza as Chicago-style pizza is to New York.

For your next performance, you should stick your neck into any Irish pub in Dublin and shout "OLIVER CROMWELL!!!" in a loud voice.


As opposed to the non-Irish pubs in Dublin, where the Dutch go to drink.
 
2014-01-14 08:33:23 AM
Dude's from Harrisburg, but he missed a couple good sneaky ones nearby.  Here's one in Palmyra that probably hasn't been a PH for 20 years.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1402+U.S.+422,+Hershey,+Pennsylvania, +U nited+States&hl=en&ll=40.297203,-76.617826&spn=0.007373,0.016512&sll=4 0.297665,-76.618503&layer=c&cbp=13,97.11,,0,21.51&cbll=40.29763,-76.61 8629&hnear=1402+U.S.+422,+Hershey,+Pennsylvania+17033&t=m&z=17&panoid= 6aCdm4B1AowLovNROp7-qg

There was another one in town in Hershey, but the building is gone now apparently, according to street view.
 
2014-01-14 08:45:36 AM

nighble: [www.addictedtosaving.com image 486x437]


Hee hee! I remember getting my free personal pan pizza from that back in the day.
 
2014-01-14 09:05:10 AM
I remember back when I was a kid, in the 70s..or was it 80s...and my parents used to take me to this cheap, plastic dump where we'd order sugar water by the pitcher, and gorge on salty cardboard with melted vinyl on it.

Ah...those were the days.
 
2014-01-14 09:06:55 AM
UTBAKFC (in case you were wondering)

imageshack.com
 
2014-01-14 09:17:03 AM
I remember being terribly hungover and driving up and down Mass Ave all mother licking day trying to find the KFC that google insisted was there.  I finally stopped to turnaround in a bank parking lot and noticed the striking resemblance in architecture the bank had to a KFC.  That was the day I realized there was no god.
 
2014-01-14 09:47:16 AM
Just sent that blogger a few google maps links of some of the restaurants that were lost in the great pizza purge of Quebec City. 
Well not that great, but basically franchisee who owned them all went under, only one or two were bought by managers.
 
2014-01-14 10:55:14 AM

emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]


My grandfather used to own an old Nickerson Farms.  My mom worked there when she was a kid.  My aunt eventually bought it and tried to run it as a museum/gas station but it was in a weird place that no one ever really stopped at.  Its now a vinyard and winery front and it seems to do pretty well in that roll.
 
2014-01-14 11:13:10 AM

Omahawg: the carne asada burrito, tv vinnie! DO IT!

[pics3.city-data.com image 480x360]


Me no likie having an "ass volcano".
 
2014-01-14 11:20:48 AM
Strip malls deprive us of this timeless experience. Last year I went to a Smashburger and went back recently to the exact same spot to see that it's a Pepperjax now. The only external visual change was the sign.

Also, now that Quizno's is going under, a lot of former franchises are now vacant. Our's was taken over by a local start-up called Mad Ox Bakery and there are still some signs of it's former tenant's presence, like the color schemes of the walls.

bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
 
2014-01-14 12:10:00 PM
Anybody know what this restaurant is? They blurred out that one sign...

i1020.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-14 12:16:35 PM

RatBomb: Anybody know what this restaurant is? They blurred out that one sign...

[i1020.photobucket.com image 608x320]


Common error you find Google street view making when it thinks it has encountered a license plate or a persons face.
 
2014-01-14 12:22:20 PM

fonebone77: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]

My grandfather used to own an old Nickerson Farms.  My mom worked there when she was a kid.  My aunt eventually bought it and tried to run it as a museum/gas station but it was in a weird place that no one ever really stopped at.  Its now a vinyard and winery front and it seems to do pretty well in that roll.


I have to know, what kind of museum was it?
 
2014-01-14 12:28:12 PM

InterruptingQuirk: RatBomb: Anybody know what this restaurant is? They blurred out that one sign...

[i1020.photobucket.com image 608x320]

Common error you find Google street view making when it thinks it has encountered a license plate or a persons face.


Oh.  Well, that's no fun...
 
2014-01-14 12:46:13 PM

RatBomb: InterruptingQuirk: RatBomb: Anybody know what this restaurant is? They blurred out that one sign...

[i1020.photobucket.com image 608x320]

Common error you find Google street view making when it thinks it has encountered a license plate or a persons face.

Oh.  Well, that's no fun...


Sometimes they can be. Wrap your head around waht's going on here:

google-street-view.com
 
2014-01-14 12:57:05 PM
This is both idiotic and interesting.
 
2014-01-14 01:22:11 PM
In Seattle
Shakeys = Korean
Pietros Gold Coast = Japanese
Pizza Hut =  vacant

Old IHOP = Thai
Old Arby's = Indian
Old Wendy's = Vietnamese
Old KFC = Churches FC

the pizza huts in Burien, Des Moines, Federalway and Kent have all gone under
 
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2014-01-14 01:44:27 PM

emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]


I still see abandoned ones on the old highways next to the interstate, I always thought they were Stuckey's though, or were they called different things in different places?
 
2014-01-14 02:03:17 PM

WorkingInParadise: UTBAKFC (in case you were wondering)

[imageshack.com image 500x375]


Okay, I love that one.  Somebody had to make the decision on whether to take down the bucket, or just paint it white.  I can't believe taking it down would have been more costly or time consuming than painting it white, so why wasn't it taken down?  Maybe the dude wanted to slap a banner on it at some point?
 
2014-01-14 02:08:37 PM

emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]


almost like the old Howard Johnson restaurants I remember.  i think we had one in Louisville in the 80s and 90s but i have no idea if it was still there.
 
2014-01-14 02:11:18 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pizza Hut may not have the best pizza, but their breadsticks are amazing. Best chain pizza breadsticks hands down.


NO!

saynotostigma.com
 
2014-01-14 02:14:25 PM

adeist69: Mr. Shabooboo: ultraholland: enthralledgeishagirl: There's a freaking McDonalds in Dachau? I'm going to go punch someone. Seriously, that is farked up.

Yes, the town. No good place to eat within the concentration camp. I just thought it was amusing that this was the first thing I saw getting off the train at Frauenhoferstrasse; those small pictures on the right are of the concentration camp, so I took this as a corporate endorsement.

So you can't get a pizza fresh from the oven?


/Yes, that is a tasteless joke..


Truly tasteless, now go wash your mouth out with soap.

/wait for it.......


That joke has also been rendered tasteless...

/just like Mrs Gruenwald
 
2014-01-14 05:14:00 PM

emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

[img.fark.net image 640x454]


OMG!!!! Never been but the one located in Picacho Peak AZ had it's roof collapse a few weeks ago. Never made into anything else. When it closed it stayed that way. No one ever tried to do anything with it and time plus vandals took their toll.  It's a sad shadow of it's former self.

The only Pizza Hut within 40 miles that had a buffet closed and was turned into a coffee place. Still mourning it's passing.

And why is every old Taco Bell building in Tucson now a check cashing place????
 
2014-01-14 05:43:25 PM

seancdaug: For many years starting in the 1930s, the Baltimore/Washington area had its own local burger stand called Little Tavern. It was very similar in style to White Castle, with an emphasis on slider-sized burgers ("buy 'em by the bag," the motto went). By the early 1990s, they started to disappear, but old locations are ridiculously easy to spot due to the restaurants' small size (barely more than a shed) and iconic, green-roofed "Tudor house" styling.

Because of the unique architecture, there's really not many things you can repurpose an old "Club LT" into, and the majority have wound up as donut shops, or cheap Chinese restaurants. And a couple of Subways, I think, since apparently you can franchise a Subway into any building with at least two and a half walls.

http://agilitynut.com/eateries/lt.html


Yeah the one in Bethesda was turned into a Chinese place and they painted the roof yellow. The one in Wheaton lasted a while but they tore it down. On the wall next to it they found an ad for the company that had the building next to it before that had been painted on in the 50s. Looked pretty cool I think it was for a paint shop. But they ended up painting hte little tavern on a mural across the street at the metro station.
 
2014-01-14 06:00:25 PM
also:
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and:
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one of the latter here in town is a "you're not fooling anyone" furniture store...
 
2014-01-14 06:15:17 PM

12349876: Shadow Blasko: Holiday Inn "Holidomes"

That would be a fun challenge now.  Holiday Inn quit branding 1 and 2 story hotels a little while back.


There's one in Lubbock TX. I'd never even heard of such a thing but they had a good deal on a room when I was there visiting family at Thanksgiving.

Pretty empty and old looking though. Doubt it will exist that way much longer.
 
2014-01-14 06:20:32 PM
The Pizza Hut that I can almost spit on from my house is still the "hut" style building.
 
2014-01-14 09:11:19 PM

Gotfire: emersonbiggins: Nickerson Farms, anyone?  You've all seen one somewhere.

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There's one on interstate 35 in Texas near the Oklahoma border that is now a pr0n store with a huge "XXX" emblazoned on the roof.   It's for the truckers who like to get their jack off on while hauling garbage to put on the shelves of your local Wal Mart.

I've seen that one!  I need to go visit the place some time, just to see if the inside matches the promise of the outside.
 
2014-01-15 08:40:47 AM

violentsalvation: ultraholland: violentsalvation: Ah, Nürnburger King.

I lost it when I saw this at Dachau

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Arbeit McFries


Hahahaha! God bless you. That's horrible and I appreciate it.
 
2014-01-15 08:45:16 AM

belhade: Tony Hawk's truck was a Pizza Hut, your argument is invalid.


Goddamn, f*cker, that gleaming the cube reference came out of nowhere. I salute you.
 
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