Over the summer we were all but certain that hot dogs would ultimately eclipse burgers as the handheld food obsession of the moment. But in light of recent developments in the all-beef patty-sphere — you know, stuff like Frankford Hall beefing up its burger output and Bobby Flay bringing another of his Burger Palaces to these parts — we’re reminded of the burger’s supremacy. And further reinforcing that preeminence is the fact that Jake’s Wayback Burgers, which we mentioned in the past had a strong showing in the suburbs, opened its first Philly location yesterday in the Northeast.
The self-described “all-American burger joint” chain opened its doors at the Northeast Village Shopping Center on Roosevelt Blvd. It’s the first one the chain has opened within city limits, but other locations exist in West Chester, Chadds Ford, Kennett Square and Exton. Forthcoming locations in the works for Thorndale, Bryn Mawr and Lancaster, are some of the 13 coming to these parts, according to a prepared statement. An additional 100 franchises across the country were sold in 2011.
Jake’s Wayback Burgers, 9173 Roosevelt Blvd., (267) 388-7692