You'll soon be able to visit the home of the Good Burger, drink an orange soda and live out your ’90s kid dreams at a new Chicago pop-up restaurant. After a successful run in Los Angeles, the Good Burger pop-up inspired by Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell's fast-food sketches on Nickelodeon's All That (and the beloved 1997 movie adaptation) will make its way east in 2020. Organizers haven't announced an exact location or an opening date yet, but that's not going to stop us from getting stoked about finally trying Ed's secret-recipe special sauce for ourselves.
The nostalgic pop-up comes from the same team behind the Saved by the Bell-themed concept Saved by the Max, which turned a Wicker Park storefront into a neon-lit diner that served Bayside Burgers and Snack Attack sundaes throughout the latter half of 2016. Eggslut founder and celebrity chef Alvin Cailan consulted on the pop-up's menu, bringing dishes like the signature Good Burger and Good Chunks (honey mustard chicken tenders) to life. The menu also features an assortment of sides (Good Fries, Good Rings, Good Pickles, Good Salad), desserts (Good Shakes, Good Pies, Good Cookies) and several orange soda-inspired cocktails.
You're probably coming to try the food, but you'll want to stick around for photo-ops inside of the recreation of a locale that you likely last experienced on a standard definition television set. When the event launched in L.A., the space even included an old-school arcade with all games set to free-play mode. Throughout its run, cast members showed up for surprise appearances. Though neither detail has been confirmed for the Chicago run, we're hoping Chicago native Mitchell swings by his old stomping ground for a visit.
While pricing hasn't been been announced for the Chicago location yet, at the L.A. incarnation of the pop-up, a $30 ticket included one signature Good Burger menu item, a side and a commemorative paper hat just like the one Ed always wore. Additional entrees, desserts, milkshakes and boozy cocktails can be ordered à la carte, so there's no need to worry about going home hungry.
Check out video and photos from L.A.'s Good Burger pop-up and stay tuned for additional information about its Chicago debut, dude.
A Good Burger pop-up is taking orders in L.A.
Strawberry jacuzzi! Here's a peek inside WeHo's Good Burger pop-up. http://bit.ly/30vYOZ3Posted by Time Out Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 9, 2019