No burger joint food for CityPlace’s Revolutions

Revolutions bowling alley at CityPlace
Revolutions bowling alley at CityPlace

Burger & Beer Joint and Frank Entertainment recently struck a deal to open the restaurant inside existing and future Frank bowling alley and theaters.

But will Burger & Beer Joint take over the food at Frank’s Revolutions bowling alley at CityPlace in West Palm Beach?
Not right now.

That’s because the CityPlace B&B is operated by a franchisee. So the standalone restaurant will remain, said Bill Herman, president of Burger & Beer Joint, based in Boca Raton.

The CityPlace Burger & Beer Joint location, which opened only last year, has had a rocky start.

It was sued last year in an eviction action by landlord CityPlace Retail LLC. Palm Beach County Circuit Court records allege the franchisee failed to pay $138,599 in rent as of Nov. 2. But the lawsuit was settled confidentially in January, according to court records.

Herman said the CityPlace location opened later than expected in 2015. He also said CityPlace is “challenging” during the off season but performs better during the winter tourist season.

And even though it’s not yet season, the recent opening of the new Hilton convention center hotel across Okeechobee Boulevard already is boosting business at CityPlace restaurants, Herman said.

Meanwhile, Burger & Beer Joint is working to open more standalone stores nationwide, in addition to the seven already operating. Some will be corporate and some will be franchise stores, Herman said.

 

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