LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A popular Colorado landmark may soon be in the hands of a comedy duo who helped make it nationally known.
Colorado natives (well, at least one of them) and creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, announced Wednesday their intention to purchase Casa Bonita.
Summit Family Restaurants, the company that owns the Lakewood restaurant, filed for Chapter 11 protection in Arizona April 6. It’s not clear if a sale to Stone and Parker can proceed during bankruptcy protection.
The restaurant group has not commented on the Hollywood Reporter story.
Casa Bonita has been closed during the pandemic, but recently announced that they would be reopening soon. The restaurant remains closed as of Wednesday, however the gift shop and backstage tours are open, according to Casa Bonita’s website.
Stone and Parker helped make Casa Bonita known nationally after featuring the restaurant in several episodes of South Park.
A group of self-named super fans have been raising funds to help the restaurant through a GoFundMe campaign. So far, the campaign has raised more than $67,000.