I loved Clerks II so much. It's a hysterical film from director Kevin Smith and most of it takes place at a burger joint called Mooby's.
Being a big fan of the movie and a bigger fan of burger joints I decided to put on a giant pair of sunglasses and drive to Mooby's.
Notice anything unusual about that photo? (Other than my giant sunglasses?)
Mooby's isn't there anymore.
But it WAS there during the fall of 2005 when the movie was being filmed.
Here is a photo of actress Rosario Dawson on the set during filming:
Note the Days Inn in the background. That's how I found the place. I knew they were filming in an abandoned Burger King next to a Days Inn and near Knotts Berry Farm (a Six Flags-esque theme park 15 minutes north of Disneyland.
With this knowledge and my fantastic sleuthing skills I went to Google Earth...
... where I found this:
In the top left you see Knotts, in the bottom right you see the Days Inn.
After studying this image for about 45 minutes I found Mooby's:
Then I spent another 45 minutes trying to draw an "arrow" in Photoshop:
The parking lot is pretty big for a Burger King:
This was probably very helpful in giving the crew room to shoot. But, at some point after filming the whole place was demolished, and taken away. Or, it could have been take away in one piece and displayed inside Kevin Smith's comic book store in Red Bank NJ.
That sounds possible, but I was never good at math.
Speaking of Kevin, here is a photo of he and Jason Mewes chatting on the set.
And here is one more photo of the lot I took from the reverse angle.
You can see the same trees in both shots.
At least you can if you aren't wearing giant, dark sunglasses.