A diner inspired by Saved By The Bell has popped up in Chicago, much to the excitement of 1990s kids that grew up watching the show.
Called Saved By The Max, the temporary restaurant in the city’s Wicker Park neighbourhood replicates the kitsch and colourful design of The Max – Screech and the gang’s hangout spot in the high school series.
It’s been more than two decades since the show went off air but that hasn’t stopped events guru Derek Berry from creating a culinary homage to it.
‘Being, like, a huge Saved by the Bell fan, I instantly thought of where I would like to eat, what would be totally iconic to be in,’ Berry told Vogue.
The pop-up’s mastermind enlisted the help of contractor Ray Stevens to design the space and custom-build its furniture, including the chairs, tables and dining booths. Berry also managed to get a hold of real props from the show’s set and has them on display in a cabinet.
Food comes from Michelin-starred chef Brian Fisher and dishes take the name of characters, such as Hash-Morris or Mac & Screech.
Saved By The Max will be open for three months until the end of August.