GTA's Cluckin' Bell Restaurant Has Opened In Real Life
Grand Theft Auto is packed to the brim with iconic locations. Vespucci Beach, Mount Chiliad, Grove Street, and even though we'd be reluctant to admit it, the Vanilla Unicorn - a lot of effort goes into making the world of the crime simulator feel rich, alive, and exciting to explore without fail.
Frankly, the GTA series nails it, with Los Santos especially being a fantastic place to simply get in your car and drive to explore every nook, cranny, and corner store. Of course, some of these locations are so intensely beloved that fans will stop at nothing to truly get there - and for this year's San Diego Comic-Con, fans' dreams finally came true.
Where Is The Real-Life Cluckin' Bell
Influencer team BoyWorldwide revealed their venture into creating GTA's Cluckin' Bell fast food vendors in real life over the weekend, debuting the "immersive experience" in California to coincide with San Diego Comic-Con.
The "art performance" took over Smokin J's BBQ in Poway and opened its doors to customers over the weekend. The restaurant offered a wide menu of familiar GTA-themed items, including bottles of Sprunk for bonus immersion. It's a bit like if someone made a real-life version of Breaking Bad's Los Pollos Hermanos.
In the window of Cluckin' Bell, there were even posters advising customers to avoid a certain Mr Trevor Phillips, who is banned for "throwing grenades at employees, hijacking customer cars, vandalism, failure to pay for meal." It only ran from July 21 to 24, so you've sadly missed out. But, there's one problem with the real-life Cluckin' Bell.
A Real Life Cluckin' Bell Defeats Cluckin' Bell's Point
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The entire deal with Cluckin' Bell is that it's a satirical mockery of fast food joints that are deeply out of touch and churn out crap for profit - so making it in real life kind of shows that its creators missed its point entirely. Of course, this is all just a bit of fun, meaning players can still enjoy the novelty of being slightly immersed in the world of Grand Theft Auto.
Truth be told, it's a little bizarre to see capitalism embraced in order to create and make a profit from a direct satirisation of capitalism. Sorry to spoil the fun. Political points aside, and just looking at this as an art project, it's a fun idea that helps to bring GTA truly to life. Grab us a Little Clucker if you're passing through.