Ever since "Superior Donuts" debuted on CBS in 2017, fans of the set-in-Chicago-but-films-in-LA television series have been searching in vain for the allegedly Uptown-based doughnut shop that gives the show its name. It doesn't exist.
Now, in a case of life imitating art, the made-up Superior Donuts has a real-world counterpart: Uptown Donuts, which opened over the weekend at 1122 W. Wilson.
Thi Kim, 34, a partner in the venture with lifelong friend Sal Bahad, 30, said Uptown Donuts was in the works long before the television show premiered, but he won't mind if the coincidence is good for business.
"We thought, 'There's no better time (to open) than now,' " Kim said.
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