Photos: Wiener's Circle's Epic Halloween Costume Inspired By 'Coming To America'
By Rachel Cromidas in Food on Oct 31, 2015 4:54PM
Wiener's Circle has gone big for Halloween this year—the Lincoln Park restaurant has transformed itself into McDowell's, that beloved, fictional McDonald's ripoff from the '80s classic Coming to America.
The restaurant's signage was replaced Friday morning with signs for McDowell's featuring the fast food restaurant's classic "golden arcs," plaid uniforms, and an Employee of the Month sign straight out of the film.
A sign in the window also boasts, "No longer serving All Day Breakfast," in a nod to the McDonald's menu.
In the film, McDowell's served as the first real employer for Prince Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy, who had never worked a day in his life but picked up and moved from a far-off kingdom to Queens, New York, in search of a queen to marry. He soon fell in love with the restaurant owner's daughter.
Wiener's Circle's costume transformation was so epic and precise, even Murphy, Coming to America's star, took notice: