Eat pizza, not pellets, at America's first Pac-Man restaurant

Michael Jordan's got his own steakhouse. So does Mike Ditka. And Brett Favre. And so will every athlete one day, probably (even your old Little League teammate, Chris). But now, a whole new type of celebrity is getting in on the restaurant game: the 8-bit pellet-eating video game character kind. Because Pac-Man is getting his own restaurant.

It's called Level 257 (named after a secret glitch level that's impossible to reach), and it'll be opening in Schaumburg, a suburb of Chicago, sometime in January of 2015. The American division of Namco Entertainment Inc., which owns Pac-Man, has revealed that the joint will be 40,000sqft and will contain table tennis, 16 bowling lanes, pinball machines, and -- DUH -- an arcade area.

No word yet on whether they'll also serve assorted fruit, but one fixture on their menu is certain: PIZZA. For now, though, we'll have to take solace in the fact that they most likely won't make us dodge ghosts to get a burger.

Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and really hopes they don't make a Centipede restaurant because that would be terrifying. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.