Stranger Things Star Opening A Weird Kind Of Restaurant

Noah Schanpp, Will Byers on Stranger Things, has launched Tenderfix, a 24/7 restaurant app that will provide chicken tenders, sandwiches, and sliders.

By Robert Scucci | Published

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2023 is shaping up to be an exciting and busy year for Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp. According to Comic Book, the boy behind Will Byers is teaming up with the virtual restaurant company, Nextbite, to launch his own concept called Tenderfix, which will be an all-day and late-night purveyor of chicken tenders, sandwiches, and sliders. And though we’re not sure if he’s throwing shade at the fast food giant Chick-fil-A, he made it clear that you can even get your chicken sandwich fix on a Sunday!

The concept behind Nextbite is an innovative tech play that helps commercial kitchens add an additional revenue stream by allowing them to use their resources to get extra orders that will help their business survive and thrive. If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that restaurants often operate on very small margins, and many took a massive financial hit because of reduced hours or shutting down outright to comply with health codes. The Stranger Things star’s new collaboration will help restaurants close the revenue gap they’ve seen and offer tasty and convenient options to those craving some quality casual fare at a reasonable price.

Though season 4 of Stranger Things leaned into pineapple pizza and Eggo waffles in previous seasons, Tenderfix will lean into all things chicken. The small but effective menu will include chicken sandwiches, chicken sliders, and chicken tenders with many sauces to choose from. And if you’re the type who prefers cruelty-free poultry, you’re in luck; every item on the menu has a plant-based counterpart that is supplied by MorningStar Farms Plant-Based Chick’n.

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Tenderfix’s reason to be came from Schnapp’s need for late-night grub while living in his college dorm. It can’t be easy starring in Stranger Things while trying to balance a hefty course load, and sometimes the craving for a chicken sandwich is all somebody needs to push through midterms. Leave it to a teenager to have his finger on the pulse and know what people his age want!

Stranger Things will end after its fifth season, and it only makes sense that Schnapp is looking for other ventures to keep himself busy. If the Byers brothers can handle saving Hawkins, Indiana, from all the supernatural occurrences that plague the community, then it’s safe to say that tackling hunger after a night class doesn’t seem nearly as daunting. Sure, destroying a menacing Demogorgon has got to be satisfying, but we’d venture to say that destroying a chicken sandwich after a hard night of studying has also got to feel good!

Noah Schnapp was only 11 years old when season 1 of Stranger Things was picked up, and he’s certainly grown up with the show. As the series heads toward its conclusion, not only do we hope to see more of Noah Schnapp in TV and movies, we’re glad to know that the now 19-year-old business major is getting some real-life experience by launching his own business. Though there are no Eggo waffles on the menu for Eleven, we’re happy to say you can top off your chicken fix with a delicious chocolate chunk cookie or Peruvian chocolate brownie. Though Stranger Things was all about New Coke in its third season, we’re willing to forgive Schnapps when the Tenderfix app asks us if Pepsi is okay.