Vote of the week: What's the best Simpsons-themed restaurant?
Written by Robert Niles
Following up on our post about Universal Studios Hollywood, we talked about adding new themed restaurants to the park. One of Universal's strongest franchise themes is The Simpsons, and rumors are flying that Universal's expanding The Simpsons' footprint in Orlando to take over the International Film Festival building, which might become a Simpsons-themed restaurant.Tweet
The Simpsons' Springfield abounds with restaurants depicted in the TV show and movie, so it would make sense to recreate one of those for a Simpsons-themed restaurant, to go next to The Simpsons Ride in either or both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood. But which restaurant should get the honor? That's our Vote of the Week.
I've selected five finalists. Krusty Burger and Moe's seemed obvious, given how often they appear on the show. Lard Lad would be a wonderfully silly icon to have in the park. I added The Frying Dutchman because I love the episode where Homer goes to court over an all-you-can-eat buffet, plus I'm a sucker for seafood restaurants. Finally, I picked The Pimento Grove because I'd argued that USH needed a table service restaurant, and who wouldn't love to see Universal take another shot at Disney by lampooning a Brown Derby-style restaurant? Just imagine all those celebrity "photos" on the walls, done in the style of Simpsons animation.
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