Mooby’s, the Fast-Food Chain from Kevin Smith’s Films, Heads to Detroit

Will Kreznick

Writer/actor Kevin Smith is bringing Mooby’s, the fictional fast-food chain from his movies Clerks, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob, to life in downtown Detroit next month. The filmmaker’s traveling pop-up pick-up/dine-in experience will run from Tuesday, July 6 to Tuesday, July 20 at Tin Roof. The pop-up will feature […]

Writer/actor Kevin Smith is bringing Mooby’s, the fictional fast-food chain from his movies Clerks, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob, to life in downtown Detroit next month.

The filmmaker’s traveling pop-up pick-up/dine-in experience will run from Tuesday, July 6 to Tuesday, July 20 at Tin Roof. The pop-up will feature Instagram-worthy photo opps for fans of Smith movies while they wait for their food. There also will be a Jay and Silent Bob Secret Stash merchandise pop-up shop. Tickets for advance purchases are available at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 21.

Mooby’s pokes fun at fast-food chains such as McDonald’s and Burger King. The socially-distanced event will feature a menu of Mooby’s offerings like the “Cow Tipper” burger and “Hater Totz,” with vegan versions available too. There are add-ons such as cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels, and alcoholic beverages, along with a Mooby’s branded beer, a collaboration with the local Atwater Brewery.

Smith’s veganism, a response to a serious heart attack, is well known to fans: In 2018, he paid a Chicago fan $200 to bring him an order from vegetarian fast-food chain Veggie Grill to O’Hare International Airport.

Mooby’s began as a delivery-only pop-up due to the pandemic when it launched in Los Angeles in spring 2021, but was reconfigured for an in-person event for Smith’s hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey Sign up for pop-up updates on the Mooby’s website.

Popular Georgia Peach Truck making pit stops in Michigan

The popular peach truck, delivering cases of sweet and juicy Georgia peaches, will be pulling into southeast Michigan in July and August. Hurry and pre-order because the peaches sell out fast.

The Peach Truck launched in 2012 by a Nashville couple, traveling around the country selling half-bushels of sweet fruit. They’ll be in metro Detroit Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4 and Friday, July 30 to Wednesday, August 4

A 25-pound box, or a half-bushel of peaches, is $45. Order 10-ounce bags of pecans for $11. To pre-order, or see the list of 12 southeastern Michigan pickup locations, visit thepeachtruck.com.

In other news

Saucy Brew Works is giving away a free small pizza to all Detroit Tigers fans who go in and show their ticket for the game that day. Tigers fans can exchange their same-day ticket stub for a small, eight-inch pizza, a $14 value, with a limit of one per person, dine-in only.

Besides pizza, Saucy Brew Works serves baked chicken wings and sandwiches, and has 15 to 20 craft beers on tap. The Nashville Hot Chicken pizza is popular with customers.

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