Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, have set their eyes on becoming the next owners of Casa Bonita Denver, the renowned restaurant highlighted in their beloved program. Parker and Stone are reportedly negotiating to purchase the famed Colorado cafe, which initially opened its doors in 1974, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Summit Family Restaurants, the firm that operates Casa Bonita, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and court proceedings are still underway.
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“We wish to purchase Casa Bonita and properly care for it. Parker highlighted the potential acquisition as a “crowning achievement,” saying, “I feel like it was neglected even before the pandemic.” Parker continues, “We are making every effort to purchase it. We’ll do everything we can to help. We want to make it perfect and incredible.”
Parker and Stone are apparently unable to complete the transaction due to ongoing legal issues, though they are thought to be working on a deal that would give them ownership of the building. If the project succeeds, the South Park co-creators have great ideas for Casa Bonita Denver, with a particular focus on modernizing the restaurant’s cuisine offerings.
“We started talking about the changes we’re going to make — mostly with the food,” Parker explained, further speaking on the duo’s potential takeover of the landmark destination of Casa Bonita Denver. “We’re going to make really awesome food. I was already thinking about how I was going to make Black Bart’s Cave a little bigger.”The Hollywood Reporter
There have been countless references to Casa Bonita throughout South Park’s lengthy tradition, none more noteworthy than the Season 7 episode with the same name. Casa Bonita was also a DLC addition for South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a 2017 role-playing video game that added an all-new story mission and superhero class to the game.
About the duo
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are both Colorado natives. When they were both students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the writing, producing, and directing team met. In 1997, Comedy Central hired the two to produce the successful animated series “South Park,” which, according to 60 Minutes’ Steven Kroft, “transformed the face of cable television.” The popular 1999 film “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut” was the result of their collaboration. Then, in 2011, their smash Broadway blockbuster “The Book of Mormon” won a Tony Award for Best Musical.