A mere month after Chhaya moved two doors away at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave., its old location at 1823 E. Passyunk Ave. has already been scooped up for a new burger joint called P’unk Burger.
Marlo and Jason Dilks, the owners of the SliCE pizza shop at 10th and Federal, as well as locations in Rittenhouse and Washington Township, say they plan to use all-natural ingredients for burgers, fries and shakes. They also plan to have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, which you may have been able to guess if you’re familiar with their pizza leanings.
The new restaurant, a BYOB, will seat about 25 to 35 in its 500 square foot dining room. They also plan takeout and delivery. Another interesting feature:
“The front window nook will become a personal dining and gaming space with a cocktail arcade game table with the classic favorite Burger Time (plus 59 other arcade game options),” according to a news release. Also expect free WiFi and lots of electrical outlets and what is described as a “modern day twist on a classic Passyunk diner.”
And as a side note, Marlo’s mom’s children’s boutique, A Star is Born, is next door.
They are shooting for a November opening seven days a week, plus a late-night menu and extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays.