It's amazing when art imitates life, but it's much more impressive when life imitates art.
Case in point, someone just brought Grand Theft Auto's iconic fast food joint, Cluckin' Bell, to life.
Cluckin' Bell is Grand Theft Auto's take on America's love for fast food restaurants such as McDonald's, KFC, Popeyes, and Chick-fil-A, among others. Just like everything else in GTA, Cluckin' Bell is a parody and is supposed to highlight the bad side of fast food. But, this has not stopped fans from wanting to see Cluckin' Bell and Burger Shot in real life. Although the publisher hasn't announced any plans to bring the iconic restaurants to life, a couple of fans got together to take matters into their own hands.
According to BoyWorldWide, the real-life Cluckin' Bell, which popped up at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, is an "immersive experience" that he described as an "art performance." For four full days, employees wore the standard uniform from the video games, chicken hats, and all. You could even order Sprunk, a parody of Sprite, from the real-life Cluckin' Bell, which just goes to show just how much effort the creators put into making the restaurant happen.
To up the immersion factor, the real-life version of the fictional restaurant has a poster of Trevor Phillips outside. The poster warns employees to keep away from Trevor because of his penchant for mayhem and destruction.
You can check out some pictures and videos of the real-life Cluckin' Bell below:
Reporting live from a literal Cluckin’ Bell right now #GTAV #GTAOnline pic.twitter.com/r5M3C5Mk9T
— 🪐 (@gibzongirl) July 24, 2022
this restaurant's uniform im ??? 😭 pic.twitter.com/W24nmMbVXs
— mastiff @ sdcc! (@m4stiff) July 21, 2022
Just in case you missed it, Rockstar Games recently launched a new update for GTA Online. The Criminal Enterprises is a free update that adds a ton of missions and cars to the popular now-standalone online game. Also, Rockstar posted several job openings presumed to be for GTA 6. The listings came after Rockstar confirmed that it is slowing down development on Red Dead Online to focus on GTA 6 and GTA Online.