It is official, a real-life version of the popular ‘Krusty Krab’ restaurant featured in Nickelodeon’s popular animated series ‘Sponge Bob‘ is under construction in the Palestinian city of Ramallah by a company called Salta Burgers. This is not a joke. 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 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.
Allegedly the restaurant will serve seafood, but media reports claim that a Krabby patty burger will be available as well. And it had better be on the menu, or this has all been a great exercise in futility.
No opening day has been announced thus far, and it remains to be seen what Nickelodeon’s legal team makes of the Palestinian restaurant. Either way, I really want to eat here.