Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Marketing For Old KFC

A reader sent in this photo and says:

"Hey guys - noticed a new sign posted on the old KFC location @ Broadway and Buena."

With several of Uptown's empty storefronts becoming occupied in the past few months, we hope this rent-to-own deal sparks some interest.


  1. I saw this a few weeks ago. It kind of cracks me up...Who would want to rent to own this building?? I can't imagine it is in ANY shape to be inhabited. Torn down and a new building built, sure but I think only rats could possible use it now.....

  2. Having a space retrofitted with a commercial kitchen is the most expensive and time-consuming part of opening a restaurant. That's why someone would buy this as an existing space. I'm surprised the new KFC at Lawrence and Sheridan didn't take this space. It's gonna take a boatload of money and time to turn a laundry into a commercial restaurant. A few coats of paint and some franchise tables here and chairs and it'll look good as new.

  3. Some crafty San Franciscans transformed an old KFC identical to this one into a pretty decent restaurant called Spork. Scroll down to the bottom to see a picture of the exterior. They actually incorporated features of the KFC into their design, and it worked pretty well. I guess they closed a couple months ago after several years in operation. Anyway, so yes, buildings like this can be brought to life.

  4. @gg...point take, but a commercial kitchen in the type of joint many would like to see has very little in common with what is found in your typical KFC. And that's assuming the handful of pieces that would crossover weren't liquidated.