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'Saved by the Bell'-themed pop-up diner heads to LA, recreating the Max

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The "Saved by the Bell" themed pop-up diner will open in L.A. in late 2017. Owners say to check the restaurant's social media page for updates.
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Proprietors of the Saved By The Max diner pop-up.
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Kelly's locker from pop-up Saved By The Max.
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Inside the Saved By The Max pop-up.
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A pop-up diner that pays tribute to beloved '90s teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell" is coming to Los Angeles later this year. If you're a fan of the show, you remember that Zack Morris and his friends would frequently hang out at the Max Diner after school. Soon, you'll be able to do the same. 

"Saved by the Max" will be complete with colorful booths and chairs, neon signs and vintage arcade games. You'll even get to eat dishes inspired by the show's characters, such as Bayside Burgers, Preppy BLTs, Kelly Kapowski monte cristos, A.C. Sliders, Mac and Screeches and Tori's fried chicken and waffles."

A replica of the show's locker room features memorabilia from the show.
A replica of the show's locker room features memorabilia from the show.
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Zack Eastman, operator of Saved by the Max, told KPCC the Tori dish is topped with a Korean-inspired sauce. 

"That actual dish is an ode to LA.," he said. "Chef Brian actually created that recipe as a quick nod to Koreatown here."

"Chef Brian" is Brian Fisher, of Chicago's Michelin-star restaurant scene. The pop-up diner debuted in Chicago and just wrapped up a year-long run there.

The Chicago run had appearances by stars from the show, including Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) and the Max himself (Ed Alonzo). Haskins already teased an L.A. appearance on Twitter, so keep an eye out for surprises and special guests.

Dennis Haskins tweet

The on-sale date for tickets and the opening date have yet to be revealed, but they say to stay tuned to their social media.