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The Spongebob-themed establishment used to sell Krabby Patties in Palestine.

As anyone currently between the ages of 20 and 30 probably knows, the Krusty Krab is where the fictional character Spongebob Squarepants happily work in the hit cartoon series from Nickelodeon.

The Palestinian company Salta Burgers opened a real-life Krusty Krab restaurant that opened in July 24, 2014. The restaurant was located in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank and has incorporated nearly every design detail from the inside out.

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Salta Burger advertised its Krusty Krab as a fast food and seafood restaurant. The restaurant served its signature dish Krabby Patties, Nidaa Fsaisi-Soboh, co-owner of the restaurant says the Spongebob-themed establishment has not asked Viacom, who owns the rights to Spongebob, for permission to recreate the underwater restaurant from the show.

Nidaa explained that the reason they built the restaurant was because the children of the West Bank needed the colorful restaurant as a distraction from the war. The place also served seafood which the West Bank rarely gets because the nearest sea in the place is the Dead Sea.
But don't get your hopes up about chowing down on a real-life krabby pattie anytime soon. Viacom, the company that owns SpongeBob Squarepants, closed down the operations in January 2016.

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