Philadelphia’s Over-the-Top Burger Restaurant PYT Opening NYC Outpost

This one's made with frozen PBR and wonton skins. Seriously.
This one's made with frozen PBR and wonton skins. Seriously.Photo: PYT

The bizarro burger specialists at PYT tell Zagat they’ve signed a deal with franchising firm Fransmart for the next phase of operations, which includes the opening of restaurants in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. For the unfamiliar, PYT is a burger joint that seemingly outsources its menu to Mad Libs: A beef patty may provide the cornerstone of any given special or limited-time offering, but the bun may also be crowded by (or actually made with) fried Elio’s pizza, fried Twinkies, fried beer, fried Krispy Kreme doughnuts, fried shrimp, French toast, Frito pie, bacon weaves, whole fried-PBJ sandwiches, fried spaghetti, “crisp-fried” apple, fried butter, fried portobellos, and some other things that are not fried. Fransmart’s Dan Rowe says the company will target “expansion through the I-95 corridor,” perhaps because the guys presumably have some kind of plan to turn all that old fryer oil into biodiesel. [Zagat via Eater, Earlier]