By Andrew Liszewski
With fancy new airliners from Boeing and Airbus soon to be replacing the world’s commercial fleets, I guess something has to be done with the old aircraft. Converting them to scrap metal or salvaging as many old parts as possible is one approach, but a crafty entrepreneur in Korea has found a way for at least one 747 to stay profitable (even though it will ever fly again) by converting it into a restaurant. I have absolutely no idea how the aircraft was delivered to this location, but given the size of a 747 the restaurant can easily accommodate over 150 tables. One of the engines has even been converted to a daily specials menu so that patrons can decide what to order while they’re waiting to board. Sadly a 747 restaurant franchise is a little grand for my needs, so I’m probably just going to stick with converting an old Cessna into a hot dog cart.