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Rumors have surfaced that a new Despicable Me-themed dining outlet is on its way to Universal Studios Hollywood, after Universal filed a trademark for the name "Despicable Delights".

The trademark application covers "bar services, cafe services, cafeteria services, canteen services, providing of food and drink, restaurant services and snack bar services". It is not clear whether the outlet will be a full service restaurant or a fast food outlet, but it is likely to be located close to the under-construction Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem attraction.

Due to open in spring 2014, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem will be virtually identical to the existing version of the ride at Universal Studios Florida. Based on the $540-million grossing Universal Pictures movie, the attraction is the first ride at any of Universal's theme parks to be based on a Universal-produced animated movie. It replaced Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast at Universal Studios Florida, and reuses the previous attraction's simulator-style ride system.

Construction is ongoing in the former Terminator 2 3-D building, where the Hollywood version of the ride will be housed. Significant changes will be required to the building's interior, with Universal Studios Hollywood potentially using the new addition as a stop-gap attraction to pull in new guests while it constructs its own version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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