Foodies Create Hibachi Grill, McDonald's Drive-Thru and More at Home During Coronavirus

April 17, 2020

If you thought you had to give up fine dining simply because you’re stuck in quarantine, you were wrong.

With restaurants closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many families have resorted to using their imaginations and turning their homes into fancy and immersive dining experiences.

Creations include makeshift hibachi grills – which has the potential of becoming dangerous if you’ve ever been to one – to more casual dining like fast-food experiences at McDonald’s.

Derek Cannuscio, a 14-year-old from Masshachusetts, has been staying busy by throwing feasts for his family.

One of his dining experiences was shared on TikTok as he used a tabletop hot plate for his hibachi grill and made fried rice, broccoli, and shrimp. The evening even included an egg trick (it broke on his head) and homemade saki (water) squirted into customers’ mouths. Even the dog got it on the fun!

Another dad created a hibachi experience for his kids that included some impressive handy work with the teppanyaki tools and was shared on Good Morning America.

It isn’t always about fine dining and sometimes, you just want something from the drive-thru only to find out that it’s closed.

One dad in the UK had a solution. He knew his son wanted McDonald’s for his fourth birthday, but since they were shut down due to the pandemic, he “hacked” McDonald’s instead by creating a drive-thru in his living room complete with the drive-thru experience.

His son pulled up to the “waiting area” in his toy car where a McDonald’s worker (dad dressed up in uniform) brought out his Happy Meal consisting of chicken nuggets, fries, and a toy!

And for pop culture fanatics, one family hosted a “Tiger King”-themed dinner.
The family members dressed up as Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Doc Antle and John Finlay before dining on grilled chicken, which they pretended was expired Walmart meat, according to Buzzfeed.

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