‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Restaurant to Open in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants is getting a themed restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The hit franchise’s first official standalone restaurant will be known as Bob Esponja – Burguer & Restaurante and open its doors in April.

With more than 1,000 square meters, it will have a capacity for 254 visitors and feature several themed spaces, including four food areas, one retail, and two kids’ spaces, taking visitors into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends, Paramount Global-owned Nickelodeon said.

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It is partnering on the venue with a company called Fan&Food. The first floor of the destination will feature a hamburger restaurant with 144 seats and a design set to make people feel like residents of Bikini Bottom, according to the partners. The Flying Dutchman’s Lounge on the second floor will have 40 seats where “fans can enjoy a unique moment inside the Flying Dutchman’s Ghost Ship,” they said.

Also on the second floor will be the SpongeBob House, described as “the first and only SpongeBob SquarePants-themed fine dining [spot] in the world with 70 seats. Customers will be able to enjoy a special menu created by renowned chef Heaven Delhaye.”

The venue will also feature a SpongeBob Store and two kids spaces, “one of which is Casa da Sandy located on the mezzanine where children will immerse themselves in the universe of Sandy Cheeks, or Sandy Bochechas as the character is known in Brazil,” the partners said.

The restaurant will be part of the Paramount Location-Based Entertainment & Experiences division, which brings Paramount’s stories and franchises to life across theme parks, hotels and resorts, water parks, cruises, themed restaurants, Broadway musicals, touring shows, and more. The unit already operates more than 50 restaurants.

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