6 restaurants for ‘Walking Dead’ fans

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Zombie Burger + Shake Lab in Iowa City. (Facebook.com/ZombieBurgerIowaCity)

“The Walking Dead” isn’t the kind of TV series that makes people hungry. Chances are the grotesque AMC zombie drama has the opposite effect, not counting the delicious-looking applesauce cookies Carol made for the Alexandria dinner party. This is the same show where poor Noah had his face chewed apart by zombies and Bob watched cannibals dine on his detached leg.

And yet, it appears “The Walking Dead,” as morbid and unappetizing as it is, has inspired more than a few restaurants since it debuted in 2010.

Zombies became popular again thanks, in large part, to one of the highest rated shows on television. And because the restaurant industry loves a good trend, that popularity carried over into zombie-themed eateries.

Here’s a look at the restaurants where fans of “The Walking Dead” can get their zombie fix, from an Iowa burger chain with post-apocalyptic decor and a Southern California doughnut shop with morbid pastries to a Georgia cafe co-owned by the creator of the comic that the TV series is based on.

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Atlanta Zombie Run to be held where ‘Walking Dead’ films Kingdom scenes

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(Photo couresy of Zombie Run)

Zombie Run is giving you the opportunity to run The Kingdom, so to speak.

The 5K race that pits runners against zombies will take place April 29 at Atlanta’s Fort McPherson, which is where “The Walking Dead” films its Kingdom scenes. The Kingdom, for those who don’t watch AMC’s zombie drama, is a community of survivors led by King Ezekiel that found shelter in an abandoned school.

In real life, Fort McPherson was an active U.S. Army military base from 1885 to 2011. Tyler Perry bought 330 acres of land on the property in 2015 and turned it into a film studio, which is used by “The Walking Dead.”

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