WRIGLEYVILLE — Karen’s Diner, a pop-up restaurant advertising its great food and horrible service, is coming to Wrigleyville.
Rizzo’s Bar and Inn, 3658 N. Clark St., will host Karen’s Diner March 19-26, according to ticket vendor Hidden. Visitors can expect to be greeted with the middle finger and roasted by their servers in a classic American diner environment.
“It’s an absurd, unique environment full of laughs, banter and top-notch American diner-style grub,” according to the event listing. “We pride ourselves on our terrible service, rated 1* by Karen herself!”
Tickets are $45 and can be bought on Hidden’s website. They are non-refundable and include a burger, fries and soda — although the main menu item is “KARMA,” according to the event listing. Vegetarian options are available.
Kids are allowed up until 5 p.m., even though the Karen’s Diner employees “hate to see the selfish little stink-a–es coming through the doors.”
Karen’s Diner has 14 permanent locations across the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, according to its website. The pop-up is on an international tour.
Back-and-forth banter between customers and Karen’s Diner staff is part of the experience, but the pop-up does have some ground rules:
- No racist, sexist, homophobic or ableist comments or slurs are tolerated.
- No body shaming.
- No sexual harrassment.
- Any damage or vandalism will lead to instant removal from the venue, and charges may apply.
- No throwing food or drinks.
Additionally, anyone whose name is actually Karen can receive a free drink if they bring ID, according to the website.
“And for the love of Karen, don’t ask to speak to the manager,” according to the website.
Representatives from Karen’s Diner and Rizzo’s did not return a request for comment.
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