With impressive animatronics, celebrity guest appearances, and live performers, these businesses blurred the line between theme park and restaurant. From Mars 2112 to Planet Hollywood, let’s look back on some of the most ambitious novelty restaurants of all time. Mars 2112Anyone who visited Times Square in New York City between 1998 and 2001 may have noticed a strange attraction with a flying saucer out front. Numerous locations opened after the initial launch in 1995, but by 2007, the chain had disappeared from the map. Planet HollywoodWhen Planet Hollywood first opened in New York City, investors like Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone gave it instant star power.