Philadelphia stunt-burger import PYT Burger has shuttered its Bowery shop after just three months. The opening was first announced in February 2014, when owner Tommy Up said that his creations had won the hearts and minds of franchising firm Fransmart, and that PYT would open locations in major cities, including Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York. The Bowery shop, which opened in October, 2015, was the restaurant’s first expansion outside of its Philadelphia-area home base. (Up also moved the Philadelphia location to nearby Fishtown.)
For what it’s worth, the avoid-at-all-costs location has seen four closings — Espoleta, Gia Trattoria, SRO, and now PYT — since Forcella shuttered in November of 2014. Apparently, the $64 Basquiat burger and truffle-butter Wagyushi cheesesteak PYT concocted just for Drake’s birthday weren’t enough to thwart the curse.