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Restaurant Turns into McDowell's from Coming to America

(Photo: DNAinfo/Mina Bloom)

In the 1988 movie Coming to America, Eddie Murphy plays an African prince who comes to New York City in search of the sort of woman he wishes to marry: an independent-minded American woman. Casting aside his royal wealth and position, Prince Akeem gets a lowly job at McDowell's -- a fast food restaurant is that is clearly a knockoff of the McDonald's brand.

(Image: Paramount Pictures)

For Halloween this year, Weiner's Circle, a hot dog joint in Chicago, dressed up like a McDowell's. The management replaced the signs, distributed McDowell's uniforms to its staff, and even gave Louie Anderson an award. DNAinfo reports:

On Friday morning, the restaurant's general manager Scott Brooker orchestrated the transformation of the restaurant at 2622 N. Clark St. by replacing the signs, outfitting his staff in red-and-yellow checkered McDowell's uniforms and even putting up fictional menus and an "Employee of the Month" flier depicting Louie Anderson, who played Maurice in the film.


(Photo: DNAinfo/Mina Bloom)

-via Screen Junkies

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