Um, There's Now A Linkin Park-Themed Menu At Plan Check
Let's take a step back to October 2000: the Clinton Administration is in its final weeks in office, Survivor is in its first season of TV and dominating the ratings, and Linkin Park's seminal album Hybrid Theory has just been released (because rap-rock is still a thing). Oh, how times have changed.
Or have they?
Linkin Park will be releasing their latest album this month, and playing the Hollywood Bowl in October, so what better way to celebrate than a meal collaboration with Plan Check.
"Traditional Japanese aromatics, such as ponzu and yuzu, are featured throughout the feast as a nod to vocalist, Mike Shinoda’s Japanese roots, while gochujang and kimchi add a spicy kick in tribute to turntablist, Joe Hahn’s Korean background," a press release emailed to LAist states. No word on if Earl Grey tea will be paired with the meal in honor of vocalist Chester Bennington's ostensibly English heritage.
For fans eager to spend $39 on a "meal pack," the deal includes a sandwich named after the album's lead single The Heavy, a cruller donut with a "chocolate 'disc' bearing Linkin Park’s logo," and a limited-edition t-shirt.
“I began my career in the music industry as a producer and video director, so the Linkin Park guys and I go way back,” Terry Heller, founder of Plan Check, said. “The band’s new album completely transcends the tone and energy of their previous work, and I wanted to reflect their reinvention through our collaboration, which is why we’re elevating our culinary game with yuzu air and kimchi dust.”
The meal pack will be available at all four Plan Check locations through May 31.