Popcorn chicken at Wokworks.
If there are two words to get me off the couch and out of my blissfully air-conditioned bedroom, they are “free” and “food.” And I can’t be the only one. Luckily, if you’re a Yelp user there are all sorts of pick-me-ups to be had around the city. And all you have to do to get them is “Check In” on Yelp at any of the establishments below to snag your freebie.
Show me the free stuff
Harvest Seasonal Grill, under construction in Montgomveryville
Dave Magrogan is expanding his restaurant empire. Already 14 restaurants strong, Magrogan is hiring managing partners, general managers, executive chefs and sous chefs for three restaurants he is planning on opening before the end of the year. Another Harvest Seasonal Grill is scheduled to open in Montgomeryville in August. A fifth Doc Magrogran’s (location unannounced) is in the works and Magrogan is promising a new concept to open in Center City. No word on what that concept will be, other than it will not be a 1920s diner.
If you’re interested in any of the open positons with the Dave Magrogan Group, email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Magrogan Group [Official Site]
This guy; cotton candy oysters guy; Mr. Kildare’s, himself. Dave Magrogan is a big deal, and barely anybody knows it.
Philadelphia Business Journal reported that Dave Magrogan, owner of Harvest Seasonal Grill, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, and Kildare’s Irish Pub made a little over $40 million dollars last year—and he’s on track to make $50 million in the next. He owns 14 restaurants, and employs 1,200, and is planning to open his 15th (another Harvest) in North Wales, PA this summer.
Those are the kinds of numbers that even make Starr sweat. But then again, that’s not really saying much.
Magrogan Group Plans North Montco Restaurant [Philadelphia Business Journal]