“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.