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Chicago’s popular ‘Saved by the Bell’ pop-up returns with takeout

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Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

It's been four years since Saved by the Bell-themed restaurant Saved by the Max first took Chicago by storm. Now, the '90s-tastic concept is returning for a socially distanced carryout-only pop-up at Dorian's in Wicker Park from Thursday, August 20 through Tuesday, August 25.

"We've all seen the hospitality industry turned upside down these past months," Saved by the Max co-creator Derek Berry said in a press release. "And with fans still yearning for more, we saw the opportunity to bring back the Bayside spirit."

All diners will need to pre-order via Tock starting on Friday, August 14 at 8am. The "Bayside Preppy Pack" includes your choice of burger, a side of Tigers Tater Totz and an exclusive Class of 2020 gift, which hasn't yet been revealed. There are additional add-ons like the cheekily named Kapowski fries, Zach's Sweet Talking cookies and Max's Magical Gooey brownie.

Also available for pre-order are two carryout kits: a DIY Screech's Secret Spaghetti Sauce and the I'm So Excited Coffee experience. Round out your order with a See Ya Slater cocktail pouch, a six-pack of beer or a bottle of red or white wine. Chicagoans will have the option to pick up their feast or have it delivered.

Now's the time to dust off your finest windbreaker, invest in a neon-colored mask and start watching reruns of Saved by the Bell.

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