On Wednesday, the Grammy-winning rapper was spotted at the joint’s walk-up window, where he personally served food to the first 10 customers. Fans took to social media to share videos and photos from the big day. The posts show Em in his signature hoodie look, handing out some grub as well as posing for a few photos with stans. According to the Detroit Free Press, the line for Mom’s Spaghetti extended multiple blocks; some patrons had been camping out at the site since early Wednesday, hours before the joint’s official opening at 5 p.m. local time.
Mom’s Spaghetti was announced last week in a commercial that aired on local TV stations. The spot advertised the eatery’s signature food items, including the s’ghetti sandwich and a serving of spaghetti with or without meatballs. The concept was inspired by Em’s 2002 hit “Lose Yourself,” in which he raps about puking up his mom’s spaghetti.
“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,” Em’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, said in a press release. “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.”
To learn more about Mom’s Spaghetti, visit the restaurant’s official website or call (313) 888-8388.