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Old Red Rooster with a drive-through is turned into a funeral home

por Yasmin Badillo (2020-07-02)


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Hearses and caskets have replaced cars and fryers at a former fast food chicken restaurant.

A photo of Blackwell Funerals in South Australia was posted to Reddit on Sunday, https://set-magazine.com/best-air-fryers-under-99/ which sparked global interest after users found out the property was a former Red Rooster restaurant.

'This old red rooster has reinvented the meaning of an express funeral parlor,' read the photo's caption, which has been viewed 2,500 times. 

Two years ago Blackwell Funeral's took over the South Australia property, which used to operate as a Red Rooster restaurant

A photo of the former chicken rotisserie property was shared on social media on Sunday and sparked global interest in the property

The former chicken rotisserie and neighbor to Dominos Pizza has had a fresh paint job, signage change and added a chapel, office and reception since its conversion two years ago.

A spokesman for Blackwell Funerals told Daily Mail Australia that the location was chosen to service the communities of Southern Adelaide.

'The Aberfoyle Park location was purposely established at this location, to make services available to the families and communities of Southern Adelaide.

We feel very much at home here and thank those around us for making us feel so welcome.'

The Blackwell Funeral's spokesman said the business was proud to be associated with the local bowling club, lifestyle villages, and nursing homes within the community.

A spokesman for Blackwell Funerals told Daily Mail Australia that the location was chosen to service the communities of Southern Adelaide (stock photo)

Blackwell Funerals general manager Jason Maher told said there were 'no funeral homes 'anywhere near'.

Blackwell Funerals general manager Jason Maher told the  in 2012 that there were 'no funeral homes anywhere near'.

'I think the closest one to the west is probably Brighton, I think the south would be Morphett Vale,' Mr Maher said.

'There's a massive (need) that is currently not being serviced by a funeral provider.'

Mr Maher didn't believe the site was inappropriate for a funeral home. 

'It's right there at the end so it's not right in the middle of that (shopping) complex.' .

The Adelaide funeral home general manager said he didn't think the site was 'innapropriate' (stock photo)