Sometimes, a fast food joint will close down, leaving a pathetic piece of suburban architecture behind. And though you could buy a whole city block for the price of a Big Mac in most of middle-America, some small business owners can only afford one of these franchise relics. Not Fooling Anybody is a site dedicated to documenting these remains. Here are a few highlights:
Don't let the motif fool you — this is no longer a genuine KFC. However, that is a genuine strip mall dry cleaner, a genuine fourth-generation Honda accord and a genuine Patrick Henry bust. Monte Vista Liquors might seem a little bleakly ordinary due to its KFC past, but it did inherit a huge liquor store asset: the drive-thru window.
Boy, this looks just like a coffee shop. I bet they have a fireplace, leather furniture and poetry readings in there. Granted, there is an attempt at an outdoor seating arrangement.
If the shingles didn?t give it away, this used to be a Dairy Queen.
Honey Bear?s BBQ got their building from an IHOP and their sign from a real estate agent.