Sam Eagle will be the face of Regal Eagle in The American Adventure

Sam Eagle Logo and Poster Revealed For Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue at EPCOT; New Merchandise to Be Released

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Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue is a new fast-casual restaurant opening soon at The American Adventure pavilion in EPCOT. Disney has shared new details to on what is sure to become a guest favorite foodie spot in World Showcase – including new merchandise on the way!

As we reported on yesterday, the restaurant takes its name from the venerable Sam Eagle, the Muppet known for his patriotism and strict sense of duty and honor. He takes all things seriously… and barbecue is certainly one of those things.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse will be the site for “Sam’s Centennial Cook-Off: A Salute to All Cook-Offs but Mostly Barbecue.” Guests will be the beneficiaries of this contest – described as “a competition fit for all patriots and pit masters” – as it brings in a variety of classic backyard barbecue selections from across the country to vie for Sam’s top honor (for more details on the menu, click here.)

Sam’s unmistakable visage will be part of the décor at this new restaurant. For instance, you’ll see him on the sign as you walk in…

… and inside, on a poster highlighting the barbecue competition:

He will also be incorporated into new Regal Eagle Smokehouse merchandise available exclusively at this tasty locale.

No official opening date has been revealed, but Disney has confirmed that the restaurant will be opening “later this winter.”

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1 year ago

Glad to see Disney continuing to support the Muppets through new means, I wasn’t expecting that tie-in and I think it’s pretty clever! I’d love to visit it on my next trip too!

1 year ago

I am usually a defender of IPs, but I feel this is one they could’ve left off.

1 year ago

I like this tie in it’s including an IP without shoving it in your face, it’s more discreet but still feeling like Disney plus everything on the menu looks delicious I will definitely try it.