SliCE owners plan P’unk Burger in old Chhaya spot, 1823 E. Passyunk

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.

What will be P'unk Burger.
What will be P’unk Burger at 1823 E. Passyunk Ave.

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.

10 thoughts on “SliCE owners plan P’unk Burger in old Chhaya spot, 1823 E. Passyunk

  • September 17, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Sounds good!

  • September 17, 2014 at 10:47 am

    is this any relation to P’unk Ave? the agency across the street from Ray’s?

    • September 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

      I don’t believe so. It’s just a common shortening of Passyunk, which I’ve seen on chalkboard signs up and down the street.

  • September 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Underdog’s totally missed the boat. If they had put there store anywhere on Passyunk below Dickinson they would be raking in the cash.

    • September 19, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Spot on. I loved Underdog. Thankfully work near the one in Center City and can still get one.

  • September 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    All natural ingredients. I”m in.

  • September 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I am excited for non-beef burgers… but I what I want to know is, how’s this gonna work??
    “seat about 25 to 35”

    • September 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      it means they’ll probably outgrow this space almost as quickly as Chhaya did.

    • September 18, 2014 at 11:12 am

      That’s weird, isn’t it? But that’s what they said. I know the interior is going to be reconfigured, so maybe they’ll go for more counter seating. That’s just a wild guess, though.

  • September 17, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Yes South Philly has great burgers but what differentiates it is its location on Passyunk and the fact its not a bar.

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