McDowell’s Is a Reborn Fast-Food Restaurant in Chicago …See Where It Got Its Famous Fictional Start!

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The comedy film Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy is just one of those treasured ’80s comedy flicks. The movie’s backdrop venue centers on the fictional McDowell’s restaurant that employed Murphy’s character.

But now, almost three decades later, McDowell’s is no longer imaginary, but now an actual fast-food restaurant—at least temporarily. The people behind the project? The Weiner’s Circle in Chicago.

It’s the famous hot dog stand’s surprise for Halloween. They made a complete remake of the fictional fast-food restaurant McDowell’s. People were completely confused as they pass by the establishment.


The resemblance of the restaurant is completely uncanny. Complete with the “golden arcs” symbol and the “Big Mick” as part of their menu. To top it all off, they also included a poster of Louie Anderson Maurice as the employee of the month.





Reminisce the look of McDowell’s with these videos: