For those who participate in any Halloween festivities, it’s all about the transformation into your favorite character or artist, trying new makeup tricks and showing the world just how creative you can get. Well Fat Sal’s took this Halloween by storm by transforming their Hollywood location restaurant into the one and only, Mc’Dowell’s. Also known as the Home of the Big Mick, the place where Akeem’s hard work earned him the employee of the Month in the all-time classic movie ‘Coming to America’. This movie has to be one of the greatest of all time and to have this concept brought to life for Halloween was a remarkable idea. We often stress over the perfect costume but to change an entire restaurant and offer specialized menu items from the actual movie was simply genius.
The workers of McDowell’s wore the exact uniforms that were shown in the movie. All nice in plaid with the golden M stamped on each vest, matching plaid hats and black pants were worn by every employee. Akeem was showcased as the Employee of the Month with a perfect portrait of himself smiling with complete joy for this accomplishment from a renowned prince. To add to the ambiance, the movie played throughout several screens in the restaurant while you waited to order and staff members were kindly available to snap just as many pics as you like. The menu offered the infamous Big Mick, Zamunda fries and the Sexual Chocolate milkshake. I mean when I say they absolutely nailed this, I mean it! I couldn’t man down both the Big Mick and the shake that came with a slice of chocolate cake on top so I opted to try the sandwich. I was a bit hesitant to try this but it did not disappoint. The Big Mick was made with cheeseburgers, lettuce, onions, pickles, fries and the “special sauce”. The sauce added a nice flavor and the beef was cooked to perfection. This place became so popular, even Drake stopped by to indulge lol. I’m not sure how this could be topped but Fat Sal’s definitely won me over with this concept for Halloween. If you couldn’t make it, live vicariously through me and take a peek at the gallery below.