Lark Creek Restaurants Hungry for Animated Gaspergoo

Kids will soon be able to watch their Gaspergoo show and eat it too. Entertainment and brand development company Zoup-ah! LLC today announced a partnership with San Francisco-based Lark Creek Restaurant Group to roll out a line of themed restaurants based on the Gaspergoo TV series franchise. These interactive eateries will reflect the spirit of the upcoming animated/live-action series Gaspergoo and promise to provide a fresh culinary experience for children and their families.

Through the partnership, the Lark Creek Restaurant Group will be responsible for the development, build-out and operation of the restaurants. Zoup-ah! will be primarily responsible for the overall restaurant experience design and creative development.

‘We see this as a brand new take on theme restaurants’one that kids and their families will want to come to again and again,’ says Michael Dellar, principal/co-founer of Lark Creek Restaurants. ‘We will combine the excitement of entertainment and fun with the devotion of fresh seasonal cooking of chef/co-founder Bradley Ogden.’

Zoup-ah! and the Lark Creek Restaurant Group expect to launch their first restaurant in 2007, with future sites planned in up to six tourist destinations such as Orlando, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Napa Valley. A site for the first restaurant will be announced at a future date.

Canadian animation house Nelvana is producing an animated series based on Gaspergoo, aimed at four- to seven-year-old viewers. The show features two madcap chefs (Gaspergoo and Gusto), an enchanted Golden Whisk, a heroic eight-year-old boy names Kip, a villain named Chef de Tour, all set in the ‘far-flung land of Googerschmag with kitchy traditions!.’

For more info, visit www.gaspergoo.com.