Pep’s Place: A virtual restaurant concept inside Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que

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It’s not necessarily a locally-owned restaurant, but the city of Tucson is now one of the select cities participating in the soda pop-themed experience.

Starting Friday, May 7, Pepsi is debuting its virtual restaurant named Pep’s Place, which is a delivery-only pop-up that’s collaborating with the Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que at 3007 E. Speedway Blvd.

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

Photo by Louis Pereira

Pep’s Place is part of a new national campaign happening in select cities around the nation for a limited time. So, you may be wondering what exactly this means and if you can still order grub from the regular menu at Famous Dave’s. You still can.

You can also order something hand-picked by Pepsi if you’re feeling indecisive.

Here’s how it works:
  • Choose one of the six Pepsi drinks on the menu
  • Your selection will then prompt suggested food pairings
  • Here’s an example: Choose the Pepsi Mango and it’s possible Pep’s Place will recommend the mild chile flavor of its Buffalo wings
  • From there, it’ll be delivered to your home or any other address you share

Other items on the menu include burgers, salads, ribs, and chicken sandwiches. Plus, they’ve got sides such as mac and cheese, chips, and brownies.

Keep in the mind, it’s only available for a limited time and you can’t order in person at Famous Dave’s. You’ll have an option to order through Pep’s Place website as well as through DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub for the next 30 days.

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