A Pac-Man Themed Restaurant Is Opening In Chicago

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Do you like a side of nostalgia with your dinner? If so, then this Pac-Man-themed restaurant coming to Chicago is the perfect spot for you.

Expected to open early next year, the restaurant, “Level 257,” will be owned and operated by Pac-Man’s parent company, Bandai Namco Group. It is expected to feature bowling lanes, ping-pong tables, an events space, and—of course—a video arcade filled with vintage classics like Pac-Man. But what truly makes Level 257 a “Pac-Man restaurant,” according to its site, is its official Pac-Man retail shop and gallery space.

Through the Pac-Man theme, Level 257 claims to “explore Pac-Man’s impact upon our society and pop culture, reminding us all of the importance of play in our lives, while facilitating our desire to relive those times when beating the next level was the most important thing in our world.”

As for the actual food, there will be more than just blinking dots and bouncing pieces of fruit. Coporate Executive Chef Aaron Whitcomb and Executive Chef Bradley Godinez, both of whom have plenty of professional restaurant experience, will oversee the menu. 

As long as there's no ghosts around, it sounds good to us.