From pawn shops to mosques, a new project aims to document all the ways that the franchise’s once-iconic huts have been repurposed.
These days, you’ll find Pizza Huts everywhere, from shopping mall food courts to nondescript retail storefronts. But in their glory days, Pizza Hut locations were every bit as iconic for their odd, hut-shaped structures as McDonald’s is for its golden arches. And over the years, the rule that every Pizza Hut franchise should be shaped like a hut has lapsed. The old huts still live on, however, passing into a second life where they’ve been repurposed into everything from grocery stores to funeral homes.