Philadelphia, PA - P.J.W. Restaurant Group is thrilled to announce the planned opening of their 22nd restaurant, P.J. Whelihan’s in Lancaster, PA in late spring 2018. The new P.J. Whelihan’s is the 17th of its kind and joins the group’s family of successful restaurant concepts including The Pour House (Westmont, NJ, North Wales, PA and Exton, PA), Treno (Westmont, NJ) and The ChopHouse (Gibbsboro, NJ).
The Lancaster opening marks the group’s most westward location, a position last occupied by the P.J. Whelihan’s in Reading. The latest addition at the Shoppes at Belmont on Fruitville Pike, the new restaurant will bring 80full and part time jobs to the area. The opening is highly anticipated as the 365,000-square-foot shopping center located on 95 acres, just opened in January 2018 and is already home to several popular retail anchors like Target, Whole Foods, and Nordstrom Rack. The approximately 6,000-square foot P.J. Whelihan’s restaurant and pub will include a 10-foot by 10-foot video wall, delivering on P.J.’s reputation as an iconic sport fan destination. The videowall can be used in its entirety to project larger than life games, matches or movies, or sectioned off into multiple smaller screens for the ultimate ‘picture in picture’.
Designed by Stokes Architecture Design, the interiors will reflect the more recent incarnations of the restaurant concept featuring warm wood tones contrasted by sleek industrial greys, exposed ductwork and decorative beams to evoke a modern and comfortable sensibility. The new P.J.’s will be consistent with the P.J. Whelihan’s concept - geared to serve families, sports fans, happy hour patrons and those seeking night and weekend entertainment. The menu will mirror the classic P.J. Whelihan’s offerings including P.J.’s famous wings, fries, tater tots, burgers and more. P.J.W. Copper Lager, brewed exclusively for P.J. Whelihan’s by Victory Brewing Company, will be available alongside a full-bodied list of 36beers on tap, canned and bottled beer, wine and an extensive cocktail program. Additional seating will be available in warmer months on the outdoor patio.Fast on the heels of the opening of P.J. Whelihan’s in Newtown Square in early 2018, the P.J.W. Restaurant Group has several more openings in the works for 2018 and 2019.
“We’ve been looking to come to Lancaster for a long time now and the Shoppes at Belmont opening this year created the perfect opportunity,” said Bob Platzer, President and CEO, P.J.W. Restaurant Group. “We’re greatly looking forward to becoming a part of this community and opening our doors in Lancaster.”