Coming To America (1988)

The fictional McDowell’s fast food restaurant, an obvious riff on McDonald’s, from the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming To America,” came to life for a short stint as a pop-up exhibition in Los Angeles in 2017.  It’s not the first time this has been done.  Previously another McDowell’s pop up surfaced in Chicago in 2015.  The “Home of the Big Mick” could be found at Fat Sal’s Hollywood, which converted their establishment for just 48 hours.  The pop-up has long since closed, but you can find pictures below of the event.  For those wondering, Samuel L. Jackson did not make any surprise appearance to stage a robbery, as depicted in the film.

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