Jon Favreau Wants to Open 'Chef' Themed Restaurant in Los Angeles
Tomorrow, the charming and delicious indie comedy Chef arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD, and as one of my favorite films of the year at the midpoint of 2014, I wholeheartedly recommend you check it out (but not on an empty stomach). And for those of you who already saw the film and know about the tasty dishes made in the film, especially the Cuban sandwiches that Jon Favreau's character takes on the road with his son and John Leguizamo, there's hope that you might be able to literally get a taste of what they serve in the film. If Favreau has his way, he would love to open a Chef-themed restaurant over in Los Angeles. More below!
Yahoo Movies (via SlashFilm) recently caught up with Favreau as well as Roy Choi, the celebrity chef who created all the food in the film, known for creating the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck (and soon getting his own reality show on CNN), and they both have the ambition to bring the food of Chef to the people in a restaurant setting. Favreau said:
“I love sharing the food with people, so that they could see that food really is as good as it looks. It’s not the wisest business venture, but for me it’s a way to let the movie live on and connect with the fans.”
Choi said the same thing, remarking, "We want to turn this into a real restaurant. When people got out [of the movie], they wanted that thing to be real.” There's no doubt that as soon as Chef was over, I wanted a Cuban sandwich as soon as possible. Perhaps if this restaurant goes well, it could turn into a franchise. After all, Favreau already has a little restaurant experience since he has ownership in the amazing establishment known as Counter Burger. Surely a restaurant inspired by all the tastiness that Chef throws on screen would be a delicious and welcome endeavor. A real touring food truck would be great too. Sound good?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Chef is a great movie. It's one of my favorites of the year. I don't generally give high praise to comedies, especially feel good comedies, but I don't think this is a good idea. Want the movie to live on? Guess what... it will. People will watch this movie for a long time because it's good. The smarter move would be the food truck. Less investment, more people will turn up for it because it becomes an event.
Kento on Sep 29, 2014
Does it have the song "Salty Chocolate Balls?"....or is that a different Chef?
TheOct8pus on Sep 29, 2014
I still have yet to catch this film, as much as I want to see it. As far as opening up a restaurant themed to the film, I'd be open to it. I can see it being an interest choice of a restaurant, and something I'd consider going to if I ever visit LA, assuming the prices are reasonable.
Justin R on Sep 29, 2014
If Sophia Vergara is there to yell at me constantly sign me up!!!~
DAVIDPD on Sep 29, 2014
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