‘SpongeBob SquarePants’: Krusty Krab Restaurant to Open in Palestine
A real-life version of the restaurant featured in Nickelodeon’s popular animated series is under construction in the Palestinian city of Ramallah by a company called Salta Burgers.
According to photos posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page, special care is being taken to ensure that the eatery is a close replica of the one featured on the series. The page, which launched May 3, features a slew of photos showing various stages of construction.
The exterior resembles that of the animated Krusty Krab, down to the flags displayed on the roof (although one keen-eyed commenter noted that the flags were “in the wrong order”), while the tables feature the same bulls-eye design and the bathroom doors are even a spot-on match. A Mr. Krabs statue also has been erected.
It remains to be seen what Nickelodeon’s legal team makes of the Palestinian restaurant. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the network, as well as to Salta Burgers, for comment.
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