We’re so excited and not at all scared about this news. If you’ve ever wanted to join Zach Morris and co. at Bayside’s favorite diner for a burger and milkshakes, now is your chance. Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood is getting a pop-up, real-life version of The Max, aptly called Saved by the Max. The pop-up diner will open on June 1 (just in time for summer travel plans) and Saved by the Bell superfans can get their tickets online starting April 22 at savedbythemax.com.
If you need a refresher, the beloved diner was the hangout for the Saved by the Bell gang during high school—it was the site of dance competitions (hosted by Casey Kasem in the pilot episode) and even telethons (to save the diner from closing). According to Chicagoist, Saved by the Max will feature themed food from AC Sliders to Preppy BLTs. Cue the nostalgia! There will also be a costume contest every day for the best Saved by the Bell lookalikes.
The diner will open for a month and is located at 1941 W. North Avenue. Check out the video announcement, featuring “Max” himself, comedian Ed Alonzo.