The new owner of Pookie's has renamed the Bensalem business Kelly's Kitchen.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The new owner of the restaurant formerly known as Pookie's on Bristol road changed the name to Kelly's Kitchen.
Kelly's Kitchen is the new name of the Bristol restaurant formerly known as Pookie's. The owner, Bud Jones, had originally planned on keeping the name, but told Patch he decided to change the restaurant's name after receiving some feedback from customers. "I was going to try to do that, but we found out bad vibration associations with the name," Jones said. "I hate to throw that out there." Jones said that customers told him they thought the restaurant had been reopened by the previous owner, Kent Boyer, and that was negatively affecting business. The restaurant, at 2363 Bristol Road, closed in November 2012 because "it just didn't do enough business," Boyer said. After brainstorming names, Jones settled on Kelly's Kitchen. The restaurant…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Veteran restaurateur keeps the Pookie's name while expanding menu & adding BYOB
Its menu and owner are different. But the mysterious name remains the same. Pookie’s restaurant, which closed this fall after less than a year in business, has reopened. Bud Jones of Feasterville, a veteran of the restaurant business, opened the door of the eatery in the Village Center on Bristol Road on Dec. 6. “I saw the Century 21 sign in the window. I pass it by on my way to work,” he said. So he got in touch with the former owner, Kent Boyer, who owns the center. Soon after he bought the business and decided to keep the name. “He spent all that money on the sign (outside),” Jones said of Boyer. Jones, 59, said he has owned 12 restaurants in his life and currently owns the Breakfast Nook in Cinnaminson, NJ, and the Dredge Harbor …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Pookie's opened last fall in the Village Center
Less than a year since its opening , Pookie’s restaurant in the Village Center on Bristol Road has closed. Pookie’s opened in late November 2011 as a breakfast and lunch eatery and in recent months expanded its menu to include dinners. Today, the door is locked and a real estate sign on a chair inside greets visitors. Kent Boyer, who owns Pookie’s and the entire shopping center, could not be reached for comment at the center or at home. An employee of another business in the center said Pookie’s closed about a month ago. Boyer, who grew up in Levittown, said last fall that he was running his first restaurant with son Nick, daughter Jennifer and their mom, Evelyn. "It's really for the kids," the 56 year old said atthe time. He had gutted …