Trey Parker and Matt Stone are trying to become the new owners of Casa Bonita, the beloved landmark Colorado restaurant featured on their show, South Park.
“We want to buy Casa Bonita and treat it right. I feel like it was neglected even before the pandemic, ”Revealed Parks Wednesday to Hollywood Reporter.
The company that currently owns Casa Bonita, Summit Family Restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 protection in Arizona on April 6th. Currently, a possible sale is in limbo due to ongoing lawsuits, Parker said. Nevertheless, is South Park co-creators are trying to make a deal work.
“We’re definitely trying to buy it,” Parker said. “We want to do everything we can. We want to do it right and make it great. ”
Located at 6715 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood, the huge Mexican restaurant opened in 1974 with an arcade, cave and waterfall with rock divers.
Should the sale happen, Parker says the duo, along with additional unidentified Colorado-based restaurateurs, have big plans for the destination.
“We started talking about the changes we need to make – mostly with the food,” Parker said. “We have to make really fantastic food. I was already thinking about how to make Black Bart’s Cave a little bigger. ”
A beloved childhood spot for Parker and Stone, Casa Bonita has received numerous reviews in South Park and was even the focus of a classic episode from 2003. Casa Bonita was also featured in the 2017 video game South Park: The Fractured but Whole, as part of the downloadable content.
Of course, if Parker and Stone are successful in their endeavors, Casa Bonita will contain quite a bit South Park IP.
“It just sits there. It stinks, ”Parker said. “A moment when it was as if Casa Bonita was going to shut down, we said, ‘We have to buy it.’ And I felt like it was the crowning achievement of my life. ”
According to a local report, Casa Bonita may reopen after some repairs are completed and a health inspection is passed. The restaurant has been closed since 2020 due to the pandemic.
Summit Family Restaurants could not be reached for comment.
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