Ever seen a dentist’s office that looks a lot like a Taco Bell? Well, perhaps not, but new uses for dead chain restaurants do happen, and you won’t be surprised to know there’s a website devoted to the phenomenon: notfoolinganybody.com.
Among the more imaginative conversions pictured on the site:
* A Pizza Hut in Canada that became a funeral home. (It’s enough to make pizza lovers re-evaluate their diets.)
* A KFC in Oklahoma that became a chiropractor — but kept the bucket.
* A Waffle House in George that became a piano store with great freeway access.
What I’m wondering is if any ex-chain restaurants in the Inland Valley have been turned into something else?
Non-restaurant uses, as in the examples above, are preferred, but I’ll leave it open. As long as the building is at least slightly recognizable as something else, it’s fair game. Readers? The KFC bucket is in your court.