Who doesn’t remember the film Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis from the year 1994? Tom Hanks brilliantly played the US-citizen with a low IQ of just 75 telling the story of his life. Unfortunately, nobody knows that this story is based on the book by Winston Groom – but that is a different story. During the Vietnam war, Forrest Gump meets a guy called Benjamin Buford Blue (with the nickname Bubba) and he gives him the promise to become a shrimp fisher after the war. Of course, he keeps his promise and opens up the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Two years after the movie somebody decided to open up a restaurant with the same name styled in Forrest Gump style.
‘My mama always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’
Currently, there are 43 restaurants of this restaurant chain across the globe (30 of them in the US). In London, United Kingdom, the restaurant is located in Coventry Street in a really touristy area. It is a large restaurant with 400 seats upstairs, a lot of good seafood and it is family-friendly. But best of all it is decorated with many stuff associated with the movie and many of the famous quotes attached to the wall. Prices are slightly higher but it was worth the fun. You can tell the staff that you’re ready to order by turning a plate on the desk (‘Stop Forrest stop‘ vs. ‘Run Forrest run‘).
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
13 Coventry Street
London W1D 7AB