Allen Iverson Wants to Open a Philly Restaurant

Allen Iverson wants to bring a restaurant to Philadelphia. He talked in an interview with Mik Awake from GQ about opening a soul food and seafood joint in Virginia with plans of future expansion:

What else are you looking forward to?

My restaurant that we’re getting ready to open in Virginia. I’m starting in Virginia. Then we gonna take it to Philadelphia because it’ll be big, obviously, in Philadelphia. Then DC and Charlotte. I’m crawling before I walk.

What kind of food is it going to be?

We gotta go seafood. But we gonna do the soul food too. We put it all together.

The dumbest thing TGI Fridays ever did was not add Allen Iverson to its Board of Directors once he retired. You think those suits sitting on the 50th floor eat endless apps? Absolutely not. You need someone who has done the market research. Someone who understands the brand. Someone who singlehandedly made Club Fridays on City Line Ave into the fourth-grossing restaurant in their portfolio. Someone who has had a shoe release there:

You think AI would let TGI Fridays sell mozzarella sticks without mozzarella? Not on his watch:

The wheels of cheese justice might turn slowly, but they do grate on: A federal judge last week ruled that a lawsuit may continue by a woman suing because her bags of TGI Friday’s-branded “Mozzarella Sticks Snacks” contained no mozzarella, only cheddar.

Amy Joseph of Illinois purchased the shelf-stable crispy treats, which prominently feature a picture of mozzarella sticks, and claimed she was misled after discovering that mozzarella was not, in fact, an ingredient.

How crazy is it that back in the day all you had to do was wait in a TGI Fridays and there was a 100% chance you’d see one of the best basketball players in the world roll in? Imagine Joel Embiid rolling into the Hard Rock on Market Street after he dropped 50. The place would be bananas.

TGI Friday’s Endless Apps Rankings:

  1. Mozzarella Sticks (even without the mozzarella)
  2. Loaded Potato Skins
  3. Sesame Chicken Strips
  4. Boneless Buffalo Wings
  5. Pan-Seared Pot Stickers
  6. BBQ Chicken Flatbread
  7. Meatballs
  8. Fried Pickles
  9. Green Bean Fries

Kinkead: boneless buffalo wings too low on the list

Kyle Pagan
Kyle writes blog posts and does Man on the Street-style videos all around Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University (a basketball school) in 2015. contact:

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