Fast Food Transformation

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

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.