Mooby’s, beloved fast-food joint for Jay and Silent Bob, coming to Chicago as real-life pop-up

Torri Donley

Mooby’s has appeared in many of director Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob” films, and soon the fictional fast-food fixture will make a real-life appearance in Chicago as well. Earlier this year, Smith teamed up with an event production company to create a pop-up event that brought Mooby’s — the […]

Mooby’s has appeared in many of director Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob” films, and soon the fictional fast-food fixture will make a real-life appearance in Chicago as well.

Earlier this year, Smith teamed up with an event production company to create a pop-up event that brought Mooby’s — the fast-food burger joint from movies like “Dogma,” “Clerks” and many more — to life. The Mooby’s pop-up has so far hosted sold-out events in New Jersey and West Hollywood.

As of right now, the Chicago dates are still a secret. Guests can sign up online to receive notifications about the time and place. Each Mooby’s pop-up is a socially distanced carryout event, with restaurants decorated to fit the theme while still accommodating guests safely.

The special menu — which arrives with Mooby’s packaging — features menu items from the movies, like the infamous Cow Tipper, Hater Totz, Onion Rings to Rule Them All and more. Mooby’s merch will also be sold. Everything will be available to preorder online.

Stay tuned to the Mooby’s event website for updates on when and where exactly it will land in Chicago.

The company responsible for bringing the fictional hamburger haunt to life will be familiar to a number of pop culture fans in Chicago; it launched with the Saved by the Max pop-up, a tribute to the diner in the television series “Saved by the Bell.”

Saved by the Max was a smash hit in Chicago, drawing crowds to its Wicker Park locale for a year before moving to Los Angeles. It returned to Chicago for a five-day stint in August.

The production company behind the concepts has also produced pop-up events themed after “Good Burger” and “Breaking Bad.”

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