In the 90s, funnyman Kenan Thompson (now of SNL fame) got his big break on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All that Alongside actor Kel Mitchell. Together, the duo delighted audiences in a recurring skit about a fictional restaurant called “Good Burger,” in which they worked diligently—and hilariously—to save the fast-food chain from closing.
In 1997, the popular skit was made into a feature-length film Good burger and drove Thompson and Mitchell — then starring in their own spinoff, Kenan and Kell—on the big screen, gaining many new fans (and nearly $24 million in box office sales) along the way.
This month, Thompson and Mitchell announced The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that Good Burger 2 Officially green lighted for production. The sequel to the cult classic will welcome back Thompson and Mitchell to reprise their roles as Dexter Reed and Ed, respectively.
In the sequel, Ed gives Dex his old job at Good Burger when a failed invention puts him in a precarious situation. As a callback to the original plot, Good Burger’s fate becomes tangled in the crosshairs of Dex’s efforts to get back on his feet.
“I can’t believe it’s been more than 25 years since the birth of great customer service at Good Burger,” Thompson said in a statement.
“It makes me so proud to be a part of something that generations of people have come to love and now to be back where work on the sequel is surreal,” he said. “[I] Loved acting with my brother Kel and can’t wait to show fans what these characters have been up to since we last saw them.”
Are good burgers vegan?
Produced by Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action, the Good Burger sequel promises many nostalgic ties to the original. “Good Burger is a beloved movie that fans have cherished for years,” said Shauna Phelan and Jack Olin, co-heads of Nickelodeon and Extraordinary Live-Action, in a statement.
“From the original, packed with comedy, cameos and lots of Easter eggs, Good Burger 2 Nostalgia fans and a new generation of viewers will come together for another wild, hilarious adventure Good burger Adventure,” they said.
Since the sequel begins filming in May, Lauren Thomason—associate director of Animals in Film and Television—may be a good time to ask Thompson and Mitchell for the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Modernize the concept by making Good Burger vegan.
“’Welcome to Good Burger, the home of vegan burgers—can I take your order?’ That’s what we at PETA remember Good Burger 2“Thomason wrote.
“Some things (like the beef patty) are better left in the ’90s, and if Good Burger has any hope of surviving the new competition in 2023, its menu will include animal-free offerings including meat-free burgers, dairy-free shakes. will be , and, of course, a special secret vegan sauce,” she wrote.
The fake chain embraces the original vegan burger
from Good burgerReleased in 1997, the world of fast food has changed a lot. vegan fast-food chains such as Slutty Vegan (a favorite of Shaquille O’Neal, who made a cameo in the original Good Burger); Monty’s Good Burger (a celebrity hot spot); Hart House (owned by Kevin Hart); And many more countries are spread.
Traditional fast-food players like Burger King, Carl’s Jr., and White Castle have also forayed into plant-based burgers.
Thomason noted that promoting Good Burger 2 A vegan fast-food concept is more relevant in the modern age and can help promote a compassionate message.
“Given that the meat and dairy industry is causing senseless suffering to billions of animals, destroying the planet and destroying human health, you, Kenan and Kel, please use your influence to ensure that the sequel promotes kindness and sustainability. An all-vegan restaurant in the picture? Thomason wrote.
And should Good Burger be vegan, it wouldn’t be the first fictional chain to do so. In 2020, acclaimed director Kevin Smith brings Moobi’s—a fictional fast-food chain that first gained notoriety in his 1999 film doctrine—live through a series of pop-ups in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey.
The menu here was carefully crafted to include vegan options such as a cowtipper burger made with Beyond Meat. The reason behind Smith’s move to include vegan options was personal. In 2018, Smith revealed that she became a vegetarian after surviving a widow-maker heart attack that served as a wake-up call about her diet.
PETA is offering to work behind the production team Good Burger 2to help make this vegan vision a reality — slated for release on Paramount+ later this year.