For those whose palates crave the cuisine of popular chain restaurants, the groundbreaking ChainFEST delivers a unique Chain experience in Los Angeles. The vibrant and unconventional food festival steers away from the average food festival, spotlighting local gems or chef-driven establishments to offer a unique culinary experience. ChainFEST, the inaugural food festival created by Chain, is a dining concept born from the minds of The Office actor B.J. Novak, renowned Los Angeles chef Tim Hollingsworth, and their passionate collaborators.
The Chain has already made a name by paying homage to beloved chain restaurant dishes and serving creative spins on classic favorites. They are taking it further by hosting ChainFEST, a two-day extravaganza in Los Angeles celebrating the iconic flavors of chain dining.
The premier chain food festival will unfold in early December at the Nya Studios in Hollywood, California. It is a culinary journey inviting attendees to savor delectable bites from a roster of heavyweights in the chain restaurant business. Attendees can expect offerings from Chili’s Grill and Bar, Dunkin’, Jack in the Box, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Red Robin, SONIC Drive-In, and more, with refreshing soft drinks from Pepsi and crafty cocktails by several massive alcohol brands, including Crown Royal and Captain Morgan. With many options, attendees can enjoy every mouthwatering morsel for a single-day ticket price of just $75.
While the menu items might sound familiar, ChainFEST brings a unique twist. Chef Tim Hollingsworth, who boasts an impressive culinary background, will reimagine the signature dishes from each participating restaurant, crafting unforgettable meals exclusive to this event. Novak, one of the minds behind Chain, emphasized the significance of honoring chain cuisine and expressed his love for chain food, deeming the popular mainstream food worthy of celebration and respect, just like any other cuisine.
Chef Hollingsworth shared his perspective on the event’s culinary philosophy, declaring Chain a reflection of his chef background and his duality of working in high-end Michelin restaurants worldwide while still cherishing the chain restaurants from his childhood. For Chef Hollingsworth, ChainFEST’s imagination of iconic, widely beloved, and easy-to-eat dishes reflects a pursuit of excellence.
ChainFEST gives Angelenos and more the unparalleled opportunity to indulge in their favorite food chain restaurants’ revamped and reimagined dishes while participating in fun games and activities designed for food enthusiasts. The one-of-a-kind festival will welcome guests at the venue Nya Studios on Friday, December 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, December 2, with two sessions: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Quench your thirst at the festival with soft drinks from Pepsi and sip on Diageo alcohol brands featuring Guinness, Smirnoff, Crown Royal, and Captain Morgan. Additionally, Postmates will be on-site, ensuring those in the Postmates lounge get all the delectable delights served at the event.
ChainFEST invites all to relish their favorite foods and beverages from the world’s most renowned food chains. This December, culinary prowess and Chain food comfort merge for a delectable concoction.