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Fast Food Transformation

It’s the little changes that show how much our city evolves.


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Remember Pizza Hut’s signature red roof? Remember Taco Bell’s faux adobe walls? We’ve noticed that while both companies are still staples of the food courts, several of their sit-down restaurants have transformed into other eateries, and in one case, a sports footwear store, including these examples.

Photos by David Croxford


1314 N. King St., Honolulu
Was: Pizza Hut Is: Blazin’ Steaks (since 2007)
Sample offering: Fresh grilled 8-ounce steak plates for $6.

 

1345 S. King St., Honolulu
Was: Taco Bell Is: Hinone Mizunone (since 2008)
Offers teishoku (set meal) dinners for under $17 with side dishes that change daily.
1422 University Ave., Honolulu
Was: Pizza Hut Is: Tsukuneya Robata Grill (since 2006)
Specializes in fresh tsukune (grilled chicken meatballs), two pieces per order at $1.50 to $2.50.

 



17 Aulike St., Kailua
Was: Pizza Hut Is: Fleet Feet Sports (since 2005)
Carries athletic shoes for a variety of sports.
3109 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
Was: Pizza Hut/Taco Bell Is: Fresh Catch (since 2008)
Sells 30 different kinds of fresh poke at market price and grill-ready marinated meats by the pound.
45-620 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe
Was: Pizza Hut Is: Zia’s Caffe Kaneohe (since 2001)
Serves homemade lasagna with a choice of soup or salad for less than $12.

 

 

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