Juan Likes Rice and Chicken Storefront

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Juan’s Rice & Chicken Storefront Pops Up NYC

Brand new Documentary Now! airs Wednesday, September 21st at 10P on IFC with the tasty gourmet morsel "Juan Likes Rice & Chicken."

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Photo Credit: Maple/IFC

New York City is a bastion for outstanding, eclectic cuisine. And a new chef is hitting town just in time for his story to be told on Wednesday’s brand new episode of Documentary Now!.

Brought to you by IFC and the food delivery service Maple, a storefront in Manhattan was mocked up to promote Documentary Now!’s culinary-themed episode “Juan Likes Rice & Chicken” — a dead-on homage to the acclaimed 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

The storefront features Juan’s Rice & Chicken logo, similar to the one that can be found in the original restaurant’s remote location in Colombia. And just like at Juan’s, the storefront advertises the signature dish of a cup of coffee, a banana, rice and, most days, chicken.

While passersby can’t actually pop in for Juan’s trademark dish, if New Yorkers order the “Juan Likes Rice & Chicken” dish from Maple, available September 19th to the 23rd, they will receive a complimentary link to view the latest episode of Documentary Now! ahead of its September 21st at 10P premiere on IFC.

You can check out some photos of Juan’s storefront below. And if you’re in the New York City area, order up some of Juan’s famous rice and chicken on Maple and check out Fred Armisen and Bill Hader‘s tribute to foodie culture with your tasty lunch.

Juan storefront

Juan storefront

Juan storefront

Juan storefront

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