'The Golden Bachelor' Is Taking Over LA with Deals, Gold Roses and Food Trucks at Mel's Drive-In, The Grove and More

Ahead of the series' Sept. 28 premiere, a host of iconic spots are offering "Golden Hour" menus and more.

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Bachelor Nation fans will have to wait until next week to watch The Golden Bachelor, but they can experience the highly-anticipated senior dating show starting today when the ABC series paints the town golden. (It debuts Sept. 28 on ABC and episodes will stream every Friday on Hulu.)

Today through Oct. 1, the Bachelor and Bachelorette spinoff series is taking over some of L.A.'s most iconic eateries and destinations in honor of 72-year-old Gerry Turner, the retired restaurateur seeking love. (The 22 "golden ladies" range in age from 60 to 75 and include Patty James, mother of The Bachelor season 25's Matt James.)

Concertgoers at tomorrow night's John Legend show at the Hollywood Bowl will find their seats are gold, and the legendary venue's screens will show Turner.

Mel's Drive-In The Golden Bachelor
ABC's The Golden Bachelor takes over Mel's Drive-In on Sunset and other LA locations from Sept. 22-Oct. 1. Photo: Courtesy of ABC/Frank Micelotta

Angelenos of all ages can enjoy "Golden Hour" discounts from 5 to 7 p.m. at spots like Mel's Drive-In, Pink's Hot Dogs, and Randy's Donuts; and order up golden turmeric lattes, macarons and more at food trucks parked at The Grove, Abbot Kinney, Santa Monica, and beyond.

Too busy to make a pit stop? The show is also offering online discounts at Disney-owned companies (the House of the Mouse owns ABC, after all), including 30% off D23 official Disney fan club individual and duo memberships (use code GOLDEN23 from Sept. 28-Oct. 12).

Below, find out where to enjoy Golden Hour deals, freebies, and more in LA and online.

Friday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Sept. 24

Mel's Drive-In on Sunset (8585 Sunset Blvd., WeHo): Get special Golden Hour Menu items from 5 to 7 p.m., plus enjoy photo opps and free limited-edition Golden Milkshake and Date Night meal deals

Multiple locations, 12 to 7 p.m. daily: The Golden food truck will be parked at select LA destinations and will serve a rotating menu of Golden Hour treats, including golden turmeric lattes, gold-dusted macarons, and gold-fashioned lemonade popsicles, plus golden roses for every guest. Here's the full schedule:

Friday, Sept. 22

Saturday, Sept. 23

Sunday, Sept. 24

Monday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 1

Randy's Donuts (805 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood): Get a limited-edition golden donut; enjoy Golden Hour buy one, get one free special from 5 to 7 p.m. daily; and get 10% off on Sept. 28

Pink's Hot Dogs (709 La Brea Ave., L.A.): Get a limited-edition hot dog (two dogs in 1 bun) and a Golden Hour buy one, get one free special from 5 to 7 p.m. daily

Thursday, Sept. 28

1-800-Flowers.com Save 40% off 2 dozen roses and get a free vase

Alfred (multiple locations): Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. only, save $3 per order when you mention The Golden Bachelor in-store or by using the code GOLDEN on Alfred app orders

Cinnabon (multiple locations): Save 20% off in-store and on the Cinnabon app; excludes orders on third-party delivery apps

Drizly Save $5 off your order with the code STAYGOLDEN on online app orders

El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.) Enjoy branded giveaways all day

Disney Studio Store and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop (6834 Hollywood Blvd.) Enjoy the return of the Magical Gold Rush Sundae

Dylan's Candy Bar Save 25% off full-priced online orders with code GOLDEN

Fandango Sept. 28-Oct. 1, save $5 per movie ticket

Uber Eats Save $7.20 off when you place an order via the app; discount is until supplies last

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