If you’re as excited about the opening of The Pepsi 125 Diner as we are, you’re in for a treat! We’re sharing a look into the diner’s unique menu, and it’s packed full of classic American diner food with an innovative Pepsi twist.
Celebrate the 125th birthday of Pepsi with a 3-course meal, carefully curated by Pepsi R&D Corporate Executive Chef Kyle Shadix and his team. Featuring an appetizer, entree, and dessert, each course leverages Pepsi as a key ingredient to take beloved diner classics to the next level.
Keep reading for a glimpse into The Pepsi 125 Diner’s menu!
Caleb’s New Bern Mac & Cheese
The Caleb’s New Bern Mac & Cheese is an absolute must-try during your visit to The Pepsi 125 Diner. The dish pays homage to the brand’s North Carolina roots where in the late 1800s, pharmacy owner, Caleb Bradham, noticed his signature soda gaining popularity. To honor this legacy, this Southern comfort food is leveled up at the Pepsi diner with the addition of Wild Cherry BBQ Pepsi infused pulled pork. And don’t worry – you can order the Mac & Cheese without the pulled pork for an equally tasty vegetarian option, too.
Pepsi Coliseum Chopped Salad
Although The Pepsi 125 Diner is loaded with indulgent diner dishes, it also offers guests their option of lighter fare. Get your greens on with this unexpected spin on a classic chopped salad, featuring Pepsi-infused vinaigrette! The tangy salad topper is something you need to try for yourself, and pairs perfectly with the refreshing ‘80s throwback Crystal Pepsi.
Buffalo Pepsi Wings
Buffalo Pepsi Wings will make you rethink chicken wings as you know them. We know it sounds out of the box, but the wings are prepared with Pepsi-infused buffalo sauce – Pepsi’s brown spice notes and the smokiness of the wings are truly a match made in heaven.
Shaq’s “Big Slam” Reuben Sandwich
There’s no doubt NYers are picky about their pastrami, but we’re confident you’ll be impressed by this deli dish at The Pepsi 125 Diner. Shaquille O’Neal’s 1993 “Big Slam” Pepsi commercial is brought to life in this sky–high sandwich, stacked with Pepsi-infused pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Pepsi Thousand Island Dressing. Each order is complete with a side of potato chips and a pickle, giving Pepsi lovers the full deli experience.
The “Better with Pepsi” Burger
It goes without saying that burgers are the quintessential diner food. It also goes without saying that The Pepsi 125 Diner understood the assignment on this one.
This mouth-watering main course is a classic burger loaded with Pepsi candied bacon, Pepsi aioli, and all your favorite burger toppings. And if that’s not enough Pepsi representation in one dish, everything is sandwiched into a Pepsi butter toasted bun. You’ll also enjoy a side of tater tots, a pickle sample, and the eat-it-to-believe-it Pepsi Colachup. Yum!
“More Than OK” Chicken & Waffles
No diner menu would be complete without a breakfast for dinner option, which is why The Pepsi 125 Diner is serving up its Pepsi packed take on chicken and waffles. Another Southern classic, this golden-brown delicacy is fried and battered to perfection, topped with Pepsi-infused butter and drizzled with Pepsi-infused maple syrup. And don’t forget to try the menu’s pairing suggestion, the limited edition Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola – a flavor which hasn’t been available since early 2022!
Don’t forget to treat yourself to a delightful dessert! You’ll have two flavorful options, but we highly recommend the Pepsi Pilk Float with vanilla ice cream – the perfect sweet treat to round off your meal.
The Joy Of Pepsi Wild Cherry Cheesecake
We’re convinced New York style cheesecake was made to be paired with Pepsi Wild Cherry after sampling this irresistible sweet treat. Indulge in the “Joy of Pepsi” with a luscious cheesecake, served with Pepsi Wild Cherry glaze that’s sure to put a smile on your face.
To compliment your meal…
It only makes sense to wash down three Pepsi courses with an ice cold glass of Pepsi, and The Pepsi 125 Diner has no shortage of refreshing beverage options. Unlimited Pepsi soft drinks are available for all diner guests during their visit, including limited edition flavors from the past. You can also head to the Pepsi Bar to purchase an incredible selection of specially crafted Pepsi cocktails and mocktails.