Many fast food chains are shutting down.
Ohio resident Nicholas Eckhart has been driving around since about 2011, taking fascinating photos of defunct retail institutions.
Eckhart runs the site Dead and Dying Retail, where he chronicles what he’s witnessed.
He can sense some trends with these ill-fated stores and fast foot outlets. “They [the locations] seem like retail dead zones — even if there’s a new shopping center built nearby, they don’t seem that long,” he said to Business Insider.
Some places, he said, seem abandoned over night. “Some places have just walked away overnight and left everything inside,” he said.
“There was a restaurant that did that in my town — they just walked away overnight. They just left everything on the table and still looks the same today.”
Take a look at some of the fascinating photos Eckhart has taken.
This Ground Round in Elyria, Ohio, according to Eckhart's captions on Flickr, allegedly didn't pay its rent (owing a total of over $91,000) -- and by August 2013, they were locked out of the building.
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