Hundreds of hungry fans turned out to show Tupac some “California Love” on Tuesday. In fact, the Makaveli-themed pop-up restaurant—dubbed Powamekka Caféand inspired by the late rapper’s own sketches—was such a hit that people waited in line for hours to order Hennessy applebutter chicken wings, “Thug Passion” cake pops, and Brenda’s baby back rib burgers off the menu.
Take 3 Burgers in Fresno, California, transformed into the specialty restaurant for the 20th anniversary of Tupac’s murder. The fast-joint modeled everything from the signage down to the layout after Tupac’s very own restaurant plans. The rapper reportedly wanted to open his own place before he was gunned down in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 13, 1996.
It shouldn’t have been a big surprise to see the number of people who turned up and turned out to get a taste of Pac. But the numbers exceeded everyone’s expectations. One Twitter user reported that the first people got in line at 4 p.m. even though the restaurant didn’t open until 7.
One patron reported waiting four hours just to try a mac-and-cheese burger. Now that’s dedication.
The menu featured special food and drink items dedicated to all things Pac, including cocktails like the "Ghetto Russian" with Bailey's Irish Cream and "Playa Passion" with Hennessy and coke.
The Thug Passion Pop, which featured champagne cake with Alizé-flavored frosting, "guarenteed" to have some interesting effects on customers.