Tulare, California: Restaurant Inside an AirplaneA hot dog eatery in the guts of a restored airplane.
Richard's Lunch Box
Visitor Tips and News About Restaurant Inside an Airplane
Tom's Smokin' Barbeque (formerly known as Aeorodogs) is now called "Richard's Lunch Box" and is closed on Mondays.[Gerald Robe, 05/24/2013]
Hard to fathom why Tom, and now Richard, named their restaurants without acknowledging that the building is in fact an airplane.
Aerodog closed in early 2012 -- but you can't keep a restaurant inside a 1951 T-29 Corsair fuselage empty for long. The eatery was bought by a local caterer named Henry Gayton, and reopened in March in the same spot as "Tom's Smokin Barbeque." Only the name and menu have changed; you still eat inside the airplane. Tom is Gayton's teenage son. The aerodogs evidently flew off along with the old owners.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/29/2012]
Pretty cool. My daughter loved getting to sit inside the airplane fuselage to eat.[Kelly, 06/15/2010]
Hot dog cafe built in a restored 1951 T-29 Air Force navigation training plane. I found out about this place in a copy of Pacific Flyer (aviation newspaper) a couple of years ago. I take my parents (in their 90s) there from Bakersfield once a year for a road trip for them.
Very cool and great quality/selection of dogs. Small aircraft hangar for meetings/gatherings.[Kim Hedrick, 08/11/2007]
Hot dog stand that was once an airplane.[Bob Trzeciak, 04/27/2006]
The owners converted a 1951 Convair T-29A "Flying Classroom" into a sit-down weiner stand. The plane, which is 79 ft. long and nine feet wide, is wingless.