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Roadhouse Diner burger celebrates "Back To The Future" day

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Roadhouse Diner got in on the action by serving up a "Marty McFly burger." Roadhouse Diner got in on the action by serving up a "Marty McFly burger."
The special bacon cheeseburger was piled with onions, French fries, and a special fry sauce. The special bacon cheeseburger was piled with onions, French fries, and a special fry sauce.

October 21, 2015: a date immortalized in film history by the 1989 movie "Back To The Future Part 2" as the day that Marty McFly arrives from 1985.

The occasion has been marked world-wide with photos, videos, and internet memes, and the Roadhouse Diner got in on the action by serving up a "Marty McFly burger."

The special bacon cheeseburger was piled with onions, French fries, and a special fry sauce.

Tara Beam, co-owner of the restaurant, said, "I think if you were a child of the 80's you actually watched 'Back To The Future' at least once, if not twice, and you dreamed of being Michael J. Fox's girlfriend driving along with him in his DeLorean, and we thought, you know what? This is actually the day, and you only get it once in a lifetime, so why not bring the McFly burger here? The first walk-in customer ordered two of them to go, it was very popular today!"

Tara and her husband Jason also have plans for some special Halloween-themed meals coming up on October 31st.

The Roadhouse Diner is located at 613 of 15th Street North.



CNN reports that fans are tallying up the film's predictions of life in the year 2015.

How did the movie do? Here are some of its hits and misses:

Big-screen televisions and video conferencing: Yes

The film features several scenes of characters watching screens very much like the oversize ones we actually use these days. That's saying something, because most TVs of the 1980s were heavy, square appliances with bulky picture tubes. Some of them even came in wood-grain cabinets like furniture!

Also, the "BTTF II" characters talk to the screens just like we do today. Not bad, given that videophones -- though long promised -- barely existed in 1989.

Hoverboard: No

Despite the recent Lexus commercial showing skateboard aces skimming around a skatepark on maglev hoverboards, the technology just isn't there yet. The Lexus hoverboard requires a special surface to ride on, as does a rival, the Hendo.

Another hoverboard, the Omni, is essentially a skateboard with helicopter rotors. Sorry, we'll just have to wait a little longer before flying around Hill Valley is commonplace.

News drones: Yes

During a crucial scene in the film, a USA Today drone can be flying around the Hill Valley courthouse taking pictures. Major media companies, including CNN, are now looking into using the tech for news purposes.

Hands-free video games: Yes

Our intrepid time traveler, Marty McFly, plays an arcade game called "Wild Gunman" at Café 80's in 2015. Two kids are shocked that McFly has to use his hands to play, calling it a "baby's game." Thanks to products like Xbox Kinect, hands-free video games are now pretty commonplace.

Fashion: Mixed

The less said about the custom of wearing two ties at the same time, the better. However, the movie did get the concept of everyday athletic apparel right.

Everyday consumer products: Yes, with an asterisk

Pepsi is still around, and the beverage company wasn't going to miss a chance to put out a limited-edition Pepsi Perfect like the one Marty orders in the film. But the key words are "limited edition." Similarly, in reality, "Jaws" only made it to "Jaws: The Revenge" (the fourth film in the series), but that didn't stop Universal from putting out a fake trailer for "BTTF II's" "Jaws 19."

But there's a Pizza Hut in town, and the McFly family is shown chowing down on a pie. Some things never go out of style.

Video glasses: Yes

Marty McFly's troublesome kids wear high-tech goggles to the dinner table, which are remarkably similar in function to Google Glass, Oculus Rift and Samsung VR.

The World Champion Chicago Cubs: ?

Some futures just aren't knowable ... yet.

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