Chef Brian Fisher to helm ‘Saved by the Bell’ parody pop-up

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Brian Fisher will helm the kitchen at the pop-up diner Saved by the Max in Wicker Park. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

When the long-awaited pop-up diner Saved by the Max opens June 1 in Wicker Park (1941 W. North), a familiar face on Chicago’s culinary scene will be helming the kitchen.

According to, former Schwa chef de cuisine Brian Fisher is the chef behind the diner, an homage to its “Saved by the Bell” television series counterpart.


“It’s challenging, you’re in a different space, you’re in an unfamiliar environment —it’s a true test of what you can do as an individual,” Fisher added when describing pop-ups. “And you can see how much you can learn on the fly,” Fisher told the website.


Details on “Saved by the Bell” pop-up parody restaurant revealed

Reservations/tickets for Saved by the Max, are available at The menu will feature diner fare, with series-inspired monikers such as AC Sliders, Preppy BLT, Macaroni & Screech, Belding Fries, Miss Bliss Candied Bacon and the Lisa Turtle Milkshake. A full-service bar and daily Bayside-inpsired costume contests are also part of the mix.

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