Not only did Eminem make an appearance, he also worked the drive-thru of his new restaurant, greeting patrons with a middle finger.
Wearing a hoodie and still rocking his grown-man beard, Eminem served up $9 cartons of spaghetti (or $12 with meatballs), $11 “s’ghetti” sandwiches and $14 cartons of spaghetti with vegan meatballs to shocked fans who likely weren’t expecting to see the diamond-selling rapper at the drive-thru window.
Eminem serving spaghetti during the grand opening of Mom's Spaghetti in Detroit 🍝 pic.twitter.com/JHGFm16Cyz
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 29, 2021
Eminem, manager Paul Rosenberg and Metro Detroit restaurant group Union Joints first tested the Mom’s Spaghetti concept in 2017 with a Motor City pop-up shop.
Then in 2020, Eminem revived the idea in an effort to feed frontline workers at several local hospitals as the COVID-19 pandemic began its rampage.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) September 28, 2021
Slim Shady announced a brick and mortar location of Mom’s Spaghetti would become a reality earlier this month. In addition to the food, patrons will be able to check out The Trailer, a Shady merch store located inside of the building.
“We’ve had a lot of fun putting this project together with the folks at Union Joints, and the response from fans has been overwhelmingly positive,” Rosenberg said in a statement. “The previous pop-ups were really a test for us to determine whether there was enthusiasm for a regularly-occurring Mom’s Spaghetti spot that would be open all year long.
“We are really pleased to announce the arrival of the walk-up restaurant and adjacent upstairs store, called The Trailer, where fans can experience a uniquely-curated environment and obtain merch and other items from Eminem and his new pasta operation.”