A Sonic the Hedgehog-themed restaurant pop-up out of California is temporarily taking over Craft Burger in Katy this summer.

Zooming in

Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe, a collaboration between gaming brand SEGA and marketing team Secret Sauce Society, stops in Katy for a three-month pop-up on Mason Road beginning May 4. This is the first pop-up from the brand outside of California, according to an April 23 news release from public relations agency Scurfield Group.

The nostalgic eatery is inspired by the Sonic gaming universe—with franchise-based menu items such as Sonic's classic chili dog, spicy fried chicken Knuckles sandwich and Golden Rings onion rings.
Menu items are modeled after characters and other elements of the Sonic the Hedgehog game. (Courtesy Dylan McEwan)
On the drink menu, fans of the game may recognize character-inspired beverages such as Team Dark mocha or Sweet Amy strawberry milkshakes, Tails Spin tea, or the Blue Blur blueberry slush.

Each Sonic Speed Cafe order will come in custom-designed packaging featuring Sonic characters, and visitors will be able to purchase exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe merchandise including T-shirts, hoodies and hats, per the release.
The Sonic the Hedgehog pop-up immerses attendees in the Sonic gaming universe. (Courtesy Dylan McEwan)
The background

Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con last July.

Secret Sauce Society—which is composed of restaurateurs Andy Nguyen of Trill Burgers, Kevin Seo and Phillip Huynh—opened a second pop-up location in November in Chino Hills, California.
Craft Burger owner Shannen Tune helped to craft the menu at the pop-up with a Texas flair. (Courtesy Dylan McEwan)
Whats special about it?

Craft Burger owner Shannen Tune, who is a Houston celebrity chef and Food Network's "Chopped" champion, helped curate the menu for the Katy pop-up.

New menu items unique to the Texas location include Tune’s Chaotix hot dog with chopped brisket, crispy onions and barbecue sauce; the Ultimate Fearless hot dog with cheese, pepperoni and marinara sauce; and Zomom’s Hunger Buster fries topped with chopped brisket, cheddar cheese and green onions.