If 90s boy bands and shopping malls spark a certain feeling of nostalgia in your heart, you are not alone.
For everyone who spent the 90s shopping at Hot Topic, dining in mall food courts, and listening to *NSYNC, we have amazing news—former *NSYNC band member Joey Fatone is opening a hot dog stand in Orlando's Florida Mall, and it's just as corny as you might imagine.
yes this is happening,in the works for a bit and it's opening up in August in the Florida mall ,if your out here! pic.twitter.com/On0W1eCBtm— Joey Fatone (@realjoeyfatone) June 27, 2016
While Fatone has spent the last decade pursing a veritable smorgasbord of entertainment ventures and media stunts, his latest attempt to postpone his inevitable decline into obscurity might be our favorite yet. According to Vice, after years of bouncing between everything from Food Network shows to Dancing with the Stars, Fatone may have finally found his place in the world of mall food.
Even better? Fatone clearly has a sense of humor and is not afraid of a little self-deprecation in the name of laughs.
The former boy band star announced recently that he would be opening a hot dog stand named “Fat One’s,” after Fatone’s infamous nickname. Fatone will even sell a product named the “Boybander,” which consists of five mini hot dogs to represent the five members of *NSYNC!
In an interview with Orlando Business Journal, Fatone stated, “After years of working on television food shows, I’m excited to open this new venture, which is a combination of who I am, where I’m from and where I’ve been. Launching Fat One’s at The Florida Mall, where I roamed as a middle school kid, felt like a perfect fit for our first location.”
Personally, we couldn’t agree more. Stay tuned to learn whether or not Fat One’s is a success—and if a branch of the humorous hot dog stand will be coming to a mall near you!