Friday, Sep. 17, 2010

Hulk Hogan's Pastamania

Everything's larger than life in the Mall of America, which is probably why it was chosen as the location for Hulk Hogan's restaurant Pastamania in 1995. Customers could have their pick of Hulk-U's and Hulk-a-Roos, but not for very long. Despite being promoted through World Championship Wrestling's Monday Nitro, the place closed after less than a year. Not even the Hulk's own zealous TV plugs were enough to save the eatery. Never fear, though: there appears to be a completely unrelated chain of Italian-food restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and the Middle East called PastaMania (with a capital M).