It was supposed to be a short-lived thing. In the summer of 2016, Saved by the Max—a pop-up restaurant and bar that paid tribute to Saved by the Bell—opened its doors in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Though it was only expected to stick around until the end of the year, it quickly became one of the Windy City’s most popular eateries. Over the course of its near-year-long run, the eatery served up more than 20,000 Bayside burgers. On May 31, 2017, it finally closed its doors—but they won't stay shuttered for long. Now, Los Angelenos hungry for a bit of nostalgia will be able to experience the neon-lighted Gen X magnet for themselves when the diner makes its West Hollywood debut.
According to Eater, the lease for a 5600-square-foot space in the West Hollywood Gateway Shopping Center has just been signed, and Mr. Belding can’t wait.
In addition to the aforementioned Bayside burgers, diners can feast on a smorgasbord of SBTB-inspired eats, including A.C. Sliders and Mac and Screech.
Though an official opening date has yet to be announced, you can follow the restaurant’s Facebook page for announcements. And while it’s too soon to say exactly what the interior will look like, chances are that it will include a lot of neon and feature many of the same props that were seen at the Chicago location. (You can check out our look around the restaurant here.) We’re so excited (and no, that’s not the caffeine pills talking).