A Good Burger Pop-Up Restaurant Is Coming To West Hollywood
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell were some of the biggest stars of '90s Nickelodeon, starring in kids sketch comedy show All That and their own Kenan & Kel. Kenan went on to become the longest running cast member on SNL. And Kel went on to mostly family programming and animation, including getting an Emmy nomination for voice work in Clifford the Big Red Dog cartoons, which means he's kind of our hero?
Kel was also the one who originally starred in Good Burger sketches on All That, as the enthusiastic but clueless cashier Ed (before Kenan joined him in the Good Burger movie). And now Good Burger is back in the most 2019 way possible: an L.A. pop-up.
We're here for it. It's from the same team that gave us the Saved By The Max pop-up, aka pure Saved By The Bell nostalgia, featuring shockingly good food (for a pop-up). It'll be in the same West Hollywood location.
Tickets for the Good Burger pop-up are on sale now, and it opens to the public on July 10. So, welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger/nostalgia, may we take your reservation?
But if you missed out on the initial ticket rush, don't worry -- the pop-up is scheduled to remain open for the rest of the year. We expect they'll start taking walk-ins, similar to Saved By The Max over the course of its run.
"This is the perfect time to give '90s Nick kids and a whole new fan base an opportunity to settle in for a fast food culinary adventure, which will of course include Ed's special sauce," Nickelodeon Experience Executive VP Sharon Cohen said in a press release.
We don't know what's in Ed's special sauce, but they made an entire movie about the quest to steal it, so we're cautiously excited and mildly scared to find out.
The menu includes Good Burgers, Good Chunks (if you don't know -- don't ask), and Good Shakes. Reservations cost $30 per person with a minimum group size of two, and they consist of 90 minutes of Good Burgering with your choice of an entree, side, and commemorative item.
They promise plenty of photo ops and Insta moments, along with games, merch, and more.
"It wouldn't be a trip to Good Burger without expecting a few comedic mishaps and surprises along the way," the press release promises. As long as these don't include screwing up our food, sounds good.
This isn't the only Good Burger invasion into our modern world. Kel brought back his classic character for the All That revival (synergy!) that debuted Saturday night, serving the Jonas Brothers -- because why not? And while they might not have been best buds the entire time (Mitchell's publicist asked for his relationship with Thompson not to be brought up in this 2013 interview), they're back together as executive producers on the new show.
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