Earlier this year, it was announced that Chicago would be getting a Saved by the Bell-themed pop-up diner. Details were scant, with little information accompanying the announcement.
That’s no longer the case.
Derek Berry, the brains behind Saved by the Max, has announced both a location and the date of the restaurant’s grand opening.
Saved by the Max will open on June 1st at 1941 W. North Avenue, in the Wicker Park neighborhood, and will be open a month (it is, after all, a pop-up diner). Tickets to the grand opening will be available for reservation on Friday, April 22 at www.savedbythemax.com.
To celebrate, they even got Max from Saved by the Bell — A.K.A. comedian Ed Alonzo — to announce the restaurant’s opening in a video, which you can see below.
— Saved By The Max (@SavedByTheMax) April 19, 2016
“After just one meeting I knew that this space was perfect for us,” Derek Berry said in a press release. “We needed a place that would allow fans to feel as if they’ve been transported back to Bayside and are fully immersed in the universe of the show. The final look of the space is going to be a dream come true and deliver the grand slam nostalgic experience everyone has been waiting for.”
After the grand opening, Saved by the Max will be open 5 pm to 2 am, Monday through Sunday, staying open until 3 am on Saturdays. They’ll also serve brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
As mentioned previously, Saved by the Max will have Saved by the Bell-themed food — like AC Sliders — and will host events — like costume contests.