We've Got Hollywood Covered
|

Central Perk Poised to Take on Starbucks IRL as ‘Friends’ Studio Copyrights Name

If you ever wanted to sit on the famed orange couch and sip a cup of joe, it could happen soon

“Friends” fans who clamored to hang out and grab coffee at the cast’s favored Central Perk coffeehouse may finally get the opportunity to do so in real life.

In January, Warner Bros. Entertainment was awarded a copyright for use of the name Central Perk for “coffee shop and café services,” which includes “coffee bars,” “tea bars” and “snack bars.”

In a court filing obtained by TheWrap, Warner Bros. is planning on using the same logo from the ’90s sitcom’s famed fictional coffeehouse, which is described as “a shaded oval flanked by coffee cups with steam rising above them, with the banner bearing the stylized wording CENTRAL and the shaded oval bearing the stylized wording PERK with a coffee bean design on either side of the wording PERK.”

In 2014, a replica of Central Perk popped up in New York City to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary and contained the same orange couch where Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey used to ruminate about life.

The location sold “Friends” merch, featured show props, and yes, coffee as well.