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Billing itself as a chronicle of bad conversions and storefronts past, the website records pictures of fast food franchises converted to something else.LA entries include Thai Town Express at Hollywood and Western, and Jon's Markets rate a mention. We're surprised that there are so few LA spots listed on this site.

We can do better than this! LA practically invented the concept of adapted buildings and habitats. We recall seeing a number of barely disguised former Pioneer Chicken stands and IHOPs all over town. But perhaps things have changed.

Does Carney's count?