If you’re a child of the ’80s, you’ve probably dreamed of one day being able to stop into “The Max” for burgers and sodas. If your dreams were especially fanciful, you probably imagined what you’d do if you ran into any of the characters from Saved By The Bell: Zack Morris, A.C. Slater, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, Jessie Spano or even Samuel “Screech” Powers. Heck, even Mr. Belding would do.
While the likelihood of running into one of these fictional character is low, Chicago-land residents have been able to visit a place that not even the aforementioned Mr. Belding dared to go when “Saved By The Max,” the pop-up restaurant based on the late ’80s, early ’90s teen sitcom opened this past spring. The restaurant’s been insanely popular but Chicago’s final period is approaching. Just like when the gang took a trip to Hawaii in the 1992 made for TV movie, the pop-up is set for a cross-country tour.