Pop Culture Dining

Fandom is taken to a more social level via themed restaurants and cafes

Implications - Taking interaction one step beyond social media, those who share a common pop-cultural interest are turning to themed restaurants and cafes to showcase their admiration in a more social and interactive environment. Niche dining destinations allow consumers to connect through distinct references, providing a unique, communal setting that encourages both socialization and individuality.
SCORE: 5.9
This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 45,996 Total Clicks Apr 14 - Aug 16
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Anti-Loneliness Cafes - Stuffed Animals in 'Moomin Cafe' Never Let You Dine Alone
SCORE: 7.4
Viral 43,689 Clicks Pub: Apr 22, 14
Anti-Loneliness Cafes
Stuffed Animals in 'Moomin Cafe' Never Let You Dine Alone
Japan-based Moomin Cafe seats dining patrons and large stuffed animals. If you don’t like going out to a restaurant on your own, then this themed cafe can help you. To help overcome fears of... [More]
Recreated Movie Restaurants - This Hot Dog Stand Transformed into 'McDowell's from Coming to America
SCORE: 5
Warm 825 Clicks Pub: Nov 2, 15
Recreated Movie Restaurants
This Hot Dog Stand Transformed into 'McDowell's from Coming to America
Residents of one Chicago neighborhood must have thought they were walking into a movie set when a famous hot dog stand transformed its store into a ‘McDowell’s’ restaurant from the... [More]
Anime Monster Eateries - The Poképot Serves Food Bowls Inspired by Toy Pokéballs
SCORE: 6.5
This Year and Mild 185 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 16
Anime Monster Eateries
The Poképot Serves Food Bowls Inspired by Toy Pokéballs
The PokéSpot is a restaurant inspired by the aesthetic of the Pokémon Go universe with food bowls themed after the look of the infamous red and white circular Pokéballs that trainers use to... [More]
Action Movie-Themed Restaurants - Walt Disney World is Opening an Indiana Jones-Themed Eatery
SCORE: 3
Mild 941 Clicks Pub: May 18, 15
Action Movie-Themed Restaurants
Walt Disney World is Opening an Indiana Jones-Themed Eatery
Walt Disney World is about to make Indian Jones fans very happy with its new movie-themed restaurant in Orlando, Florida called Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. It will be located in the downtown area... [More]
Filmic Froyo Flavors - This Cinema-Inspired Promotion Celebrates the Release of 'PAN'
SCORE: 2.8
Untested 278 Clicks Pub: Sep 9, 15
Filmic Froyo Flavors
This Cinema-Inspired Promotion Celebrates the Release of 'PAN'
Menchie’s recently teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment to celebrate the release of ‘PAN’ on October 9th. While many restaurants partner with... [More]
Geek Haven Eateries - Action Burger is America's First Comic Book and Sci Fi-Themed Restaurant
SCORE: 3.8
Untested 78 Clicks Pub: Oct 28, 15
Geek Haven Eateries
Action Burger is America's First Comic Book and Sci Fi-Themed Restaurant
Action Burger is a small eatery in Williamsburg, NYC, that claims to be America’s first comic book and sci fi-themed restaurant. The charming diner serves up gourmet burgers alongside a... [More]