While the characters of Parks and Recreation have always held certain eating establishments in high esteem -- Charles Mulligan's Steakhouse, The Snakehole Lounge, Big Head Joe's, JJ's... and, in theory, the Low-Cal Calzone Zone -- one restaurant has always existed on the fringes of their collective consciousness. It's a bit of a dubious chain that has caused more than a few headaches (and stomachaches): PAUNCH BURGER. And now, after a recent episode, it has its own commercial.
The fake ad pretty much sums up Paunch Burger's credo -- it's all about shaming people into eating copious amounts of stuff. So what kinds of food do they have? "WHO CARES? PUT IT IN YOUR BODY OR YOU'RE A NERD."
OK, Paunch Burger. OK.
Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is totally not a nerd. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.