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McDowell's Restaurant From 'Coming To America' Will Be In Hollywood Next Week


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McDowell's is coming to life in Hollywood. (Screengrab via Youtube)
It's been a busy week for the late-1980s nostalgia pop-up industry. First, that Saved By The Bell-themed diner announced its upcoming West Hollywood location; now, fans of the 1988 film Coming To America are getting a Halloween treat in Hollywood.
Next Monday and Tuesday, Fat Sal's on Highland Avenue will be transformed into McDowell's, the definitely-not-McDonald's restaurant where Eddie Murphy's character, Prince Akeem of the fictional African nation of "Zamunda," works after, uh, coming to America.
Featured food items at the Hollywood pop-up next Monday and Tuesday will include "The Big Mick," "The Sexual Chocolate Shake" and "The Zamunda Fries," and the exterior and interior of the restaurant will be transformed into a reproduction of McDowell's, "Golden Arcs" and all. You see, McDonald's uses a sesame-seed bun, but McDowell's buns have no seeds:
This isn't the first time the distinctive cuisine of Coming To America has been revived; The Wiener's Circle in Chicago got the McDowell's treatment in 2015. A Coming To America sequel is reportedly in the works at Paramount with a script from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, which is reason enough to celebrate with a "Big Mick."
McDowell's will take over Fat Sal's Hollywood at 1300 N. Highland Ave on Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31.
McDowell's Restaurant From 'Coming To America' Will Be In Hollywood Next Week McDowell's Restaurant From 'Coming To America' Will Be In Hollywood Next Week Reviewed by on Thursday, October 26, 2017 Rating: 5

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