Reminder: McDowell’s Pop-up Restaurant Opens April 16 for Ten Days at Cherry Hill Mall!
The people responsible for Galaxy Burger and Beyond, the hit science fiction food and fun adventure, will launch a new pop-up experience next week in a McDowell’spop-up restaurant at Cherry Hill Mall Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 25.
“We wanted to attract people to malls to support the businesses there that are struggling, while creating a family-friendly activity that would also be compliant with COVID protocols,” says Joe McCullough, founder and CEO of JMC Pop Ups LLC. “We started with Galaxy Burger in Springfield Mall in February and just closed Galaxy Burger at Willow Grove Park Mall on April 5.
“The response of the fans has been so enthusiastic and supportive that we decided to tap into another set of fans apart from science fiction. McDowell’s was the perfect choice, and the recently vacated California Pizza Kitchen at Cherry Hill Mall is the perfect location. It’s exciting to see people coming back to the malls.”
Diners will enter an eatery inspired by the fictitious restaurant from the original movie. There will be interactive photo opportunities with props, including Employee of the Month.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays will feature a Beer Garden from Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, with two special edition, exclusive draft beers—Queen to Be Cream Ale and Soul Glo Hazy IPA. Four packs to go are available for presale in limited quantities for pick up at McDowell’s or at the brewery; visithttp://forgottenboardwalk.squarespace.com/mcdowells to order.
Timed tickets for McDowell’s are available for advance purchase only at https://galaxyburgerandbeyond.ticketspice.com/mcdowells-pop-up. First seating each day is at 11:00 a.m. and last is at 7:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Eastern Pennsylvania Robotics Alliance and other local nonprofits.
Regular MickTicket is $28 and includes your choice of the Big Mick, Chicken Chunks or the Louie Anderson, plus fries and a drink. The Meatless Mick (Impossible Burger on a vegan bun, no cheese) is available for an additional charge. Or go for it all with the Magnum Mick—big enough for two, but you can handle it. Upgrade any regular MickTicket to VIP and you’ll also receive a commemorative McDowell’s t-shirt.
For kids 10 and under, the Mildly Amusing Meal ($15) includes a child-sized burger or chicken nuggets plus small fries and apple juice or water.
To top it all off—if you dare—indulge in the Sexual Chocolate Cake Shake. A keepsake glass with the rim coated in chocolate and nuts is filled with an extra thick and creamy chocolate milkshake, with a chocolate-covered cherry safely hidden at the bottom. But that’s just the beginning! The shake is topped with an entire slice of American Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cake, consisting of three layers of moist chocolate cake, two layers each of marshmallow creme and cookie dough, iced with delicious fudge frosting, chocolate cake crumbs, and more fluffy marshmallow topping.