Chickie’s & Pete’s, the locally-based small chain of sports bars and originators (and owners of the trademark) of Crab Fries, are preparing to open two new locations this fall in the Philly suburbs. Both locations, one will be in Audobon and the other in Warrington, are former Ninety Nine Restaurants, which parent company O’Charley’s closed last year due to poor performance. Chickie’s & Pete’s COO Roger Falloon said the company expects to have both opened somewhere in the ballpark of late September or early October. “We’ve been working on this for a while,” Falloon told Grub Street. “But the deal was just finalized within the last couple of weeks.”
Falloon added that in addition to the two new suburban locations, Chickie’s & Pete’s is also working on opening a fourth location at the Philadelphia International Airport in Terminal D.
And as for any changes to the Chickie’s & Pete’s formula at the new outposts, Falloon said, “You don’t mess with success.”