Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

BUSINESS: Huntington Learning Center LOCATION: Union Road at Orchard Park Road, Orchard Park, New York USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: Oh my god, if you want to get high school kids to pay you to study for the SAT, you could have at least left the sundae bar. PHOTO: Liz Clayton NOTE: […]

Orlando’s Mexican Grill

Orlando's Mexican Grill

BUSINESS: Orlando’s Mexican Grill LOCATION: Clear Lake, Houston, Texas USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: Relied on the trusty “put shutters up and pretend the windows weren’t trapezoids” method. PHOTO: Douglas Cudd NOTES: Also converted from El Lago Burrito Company

First on Queensway

First on Queensway

BUSINESS: First on Queensway LOCATION: Queensway, Prince George, British Columbia USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: It’s truly amazing how versatile the standard Pizza Hut store is. PHOTO: Douglas Koyama

China Buffet

China Buffet

BUSINESS: China Buffet LOCATION: Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachussets USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: Once again, not even trying to fool anybody. Sigh. PHOTO: Don Small

Don Pollo

Don Pollo

BUSINESS: Don Pollo LOCATION: Corporate Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: Decorative tiling and a trompe l’oeil chicken mural will keep 50% of people for mistaking this for a “hut”! PHOTO: David Hornbuckle

Des Moines Police Traffic Unit

Des Moines Police Traffic Unit

BUSINESS: Des Moines Police Traffic Unit LOCATION: Forest Ave, Des Moines, Iowa USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: Oh my god! They turned a Pizza Hut into a Cop Shop! What, there were no abandoned Dunkin’ Donuts stores available? PHOTO: The Evil Sam Graham

Pineda Tacos #2

Pineda Tacos #2

BUSINESS: Pineda Tacos #2 LOCATION: Lake Street at Highland, Minneapolis, Minnesota USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: Managed to tear off Pizza Hut lettering only to find it left marks. Then they threw some white paint up top, but it didn’t stick. There is no new signage actually on the restaurant either! This […]

Lick’s

Lick's

BUSINESS: Lick’s LOCATION: Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: Put up claptrap shutters to disguise signature Hut trapezoidal windows. But I’m on to them! PHOTO: Liz Clayton

Oasis Pool & Spa

Oasis Pool & Spa

BUSINESS: Oasis Pool & Spa LOCATION: Canton Road, Marietta, Georgia USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: If they can smooth out the hump in that rooftop, imagine how nice your in-ground calzone-shaped pool will look! PHOTO: David Hornbuckle

The Hobby Store

The Hobby Store

BUSINESS: The Hobby Store LOCATION: George Busbee Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia USED TO BE A: Pizza Hut CREATIVE INTERPRETATION: The Pizza Hut lunch buffet is like a hobby to some, so this is a fairly natural transition. PHOTO: David Hornbuckle