ByJenika Enoch, writer at
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Jenika Enoch

One of the most fun things that comes with film and television are the fictitious worlds we are introduced to. These worlds may include vehicles, characters, locations, houses, or food. While there are several make believe food items and restaurants that still remain in the realm of fiction, there are quite a few that have graduated into reality.

With this list, we will focus the spotlight onto nine fictitious restaurants that have become a reality. Although they don't all sit in our backyard, the fact that they managed to exist at all is a lot of fun. Whether you're in the mood for a Krusty Burger or a spirit at the famous Cheers bar, we got you covered so you know exactly how to get there. Well, or how you could have gotten there.

9. Pizza Planet

Source Material: Toy Story

Location: Paris, France

If you're ever in Europe, specifically at Disneyland Paris, you have the opportunity to blast off into the galaxy of theme park food. Although it isn't an exact replica copy of the location in Toy Story, and is more Buzz Lightyear themed, you can gorge on all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, and pasta while enjoying the bright neon lights and games.

8. Good Burger

Source Material: All That / Kenan and Kel

Location: New York City, NY

Although this burger joint wasn't ever officially licensed by Nickelodeon, the NYC location was proud to be the home of the Good Burger. Although it was popular when it opened in 2005, it has since closed its doors. There was also another Good Burger attempt in California, but it suffered the same fate and shut down in 2010.

7. Three Broomsticks

Source Material: The Harry Potter franchise
Location: Orlando, FL & Hollywood, CA

It would seem that theme parks are the ideal location for fictitious restaurants and snack shops because the idea is to immerse the audience in the world of that story. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando, and now at Universal Hollywood, gives us the opportunity to sit down for treats at Three Broomsticks, originally seen in the Harry Potter franchise. The rustic tavern is also right next to the Hog's Head Pub.

6. Bistrot Chez Remy

Source Material: Ratatouille
Location: Paris, France

Not many people would be excited eating in a restaurant run by a rat chef, but luckily the events in Ratatouille don't happen in real life. Bistrot Chez Remy is another offering by the Disneyland Paris resort and gives patrons the chance to taste food inspired by the elite French cuisine portrayed in the Disney/Pixar film.

5. Krusty Burger

Source Material: The Simpsons
Location: Orlando, FL & Hollywood, CA

More offerings from Universal Studios parks, the newly minted Springfield "Simpsons Land" gives us the opportunity to really call ourselves Springfield citizens. In addition to grabbing a burger and fries at the famous Krusty Burger, you also have the chance to get a Flaming Moe at Moe's Tavern or a donut at Homer's favorite establishment, Lard Lad.

4. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Source Material: Forrest Gump
Location: Various locations worldwide

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is one of those things that isn't exclusive to one specific location, as there are 43 locations spanning from California to Japan. After all, they do have more money than Davy Crockett. However, that doesn't make taking the trip to Forrest and Bubba's dream any less fun. Also be sure to brush up on your Gump trivia. If you have a server who is really in the mood, you might get quizzed.

3. Cheers

Source Material: Cheers
Location: Boston, MA

The pub that the television series, Cheers, was based off originally opened back in 1895 and was in existence this whole time. However, a lasting television legacy caused a secondary location to open which is a working replica of Cheers. If you ever want to see for yourself, just make your way over to Boston.

2. The Lodge

Source Material: Twilight
Location: Forks, WA

Twilight remains to be sacred to a very specific group of people, but that didn't stop the real town of Forks, WA from cashing in on the popularity of the franchise. In addition to being put on the map for nothing more than Twilight, the town opened a real version of The Lodge which included film themed food items and decor exact to the movies. But just like the popularity of the franchise died down, so did the eatery as it closed its doors in early 2014.

1. Bluth's Frozen Banana Stand

Source Material: Arrested Development
Location: Various locations nationwide

There's always money in the banana stand! When Arrested Development made its return on Netflix, the streaming company decided to bring our dreams to life and created a traveling "big yellow joint." Patrons were able to grab the famous Bluth banana in Los Angeles, London, and New York. Although this wasn't permanent, there is always hope it might come back.

Are there any fictitious restaurants you wish were real? Let me know in the comments section!


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