Haven’t you heard? Krusty Burger & Lard Lad Donuts is Coming To Universal Studios Florida’s Springfield. I’ve never really watched the Simpsons, but that might have to do with a traumatic fact from my past.
When I was in junior high, my friend Danny Suarez (yes, full name & all) would spend what seemed like the entire day quoting Bart Simpson. It made me lose all interest in even watching the show, but I know I’m in the minority here.
It’s been on for an eternity and spawned many pop culture characters.
Universal Studios Florida is finally opening up a Springfield area this summer where you can visit and eat from Krusty Burger, Lard Lad Donuts, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza or grab a cold Duff Beer at Moe’s Tavern.
The Duff Beer is being brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando.
The concept art looks great, and maybe now that many years have passed, I’ll give the Simpsons another whirl.
Krusty Burger Menu
- Krusty Burger ($10.99): Six-ounce burger with secret sauce, cheese, tomato slice, lettuce, served on a specialty bun
- Clogger Burger ($12.99): Two six-ounce burger patties topped with applewood smoked bacon, secret sauce, cheddar cheese, tomato slice, and lettuce, served on a specialty bun
- Mother Nature Burger ($11.99): Six-ounce veggie patty topped with guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, served on a specialty bun
- The Ribwich ($12.99): Boneless rib topped with BBQ sauce, koleslaw, tomato, pickles & red onions served on a specialty bun
- Sideshow Bob Foot Long ($9.99): Foot-long Nathan’s all-beef hot dog topped with chili, cheese, and onions
- Heat Lamp Dog ($7.99): Six-inch Nathan’s famous all-beef hot dog
- All platters served with krisscut fries & homemade koleslaw.
- Side of fruit available to substitute for the side.
SPRINGFIELD PRESS RELEASE
ENTER THE WORLD OF SPRINGFIELD LIKE NEVER BEFORE –
ONLY AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT!
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 23, 2013) – Woo Hoo! Springfield, hometown to America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.
The expansive, new area within Universal Studios will be anchored by the mega-attraction, The Simpsons Ride, and will allow guests to enter the world of The Simpsons like never before. It will be the only place in the world where guests can walk the streets of Springfield. It will include a brand-new outdoor attraction, places and foods pulled right from the show and two new Simpsons characters who will make their debut with the new area – Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob.
And yes – there will be Duff Beer, brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando.
For the first time ever – anywhere – fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as “Shelbyville by the Sea.” They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi’s Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a “Taco Fresho” with Bumblebee Man and imbibe at Moe’s Tavern.
The new attraction – called Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl – will take “foolish humans” on an intergalactic spin designed to send them into orbit.
“This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world,” said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. “For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”
“This new expansion will broaden and deepen the already incredible experience at Universal, by bringing to life the iconic landmarks of Springfield that fans have grown to love,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President, Fox Consumer Products. “Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger, and have a seat at Moe’s Tavern, which are just a few of the great experiences awaiting at Universal.”
“It has been an honor to bring the world of the Simpsons to life in such a letter-perfect way,” said Denise Sirkot, President, Worldwide Brand, Gracie Films. “Truly this is the Krustyest place on earth.”
For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com.
*Lard Lad Donuts statue picture courtesy of Windyshadow32
*Krusty Burger pictures courtesy of Eater.com