November 15, 2019
We're still waiting for Bravo to do a season of "Top Chef" in Philadelphia (Please?), but local fans of the culinary competition series should be very excited by this new announcement.
Bravo and Philly-based Spectra, the food services and hospitality company, are joining together to open an eatery called Top Chef Quickfire in the Comcast Center.
The new concept will serve fans of "Top Chef" items inspired by dishes from past cheftestants.
Philly's Eddie Konrad, the lovable "Eddie Money" from Season 16, has been consulting on menu development.
The opening menu and chef leading the daily operations has yet to be revealed, but items will rotate seasonally. The market space will include an open kitchen, a grab-and-go case and some seating. Kiosks will offer customers fast, cashless checkouts, but there will be a register, too.
According to Spectra, visitors will feel like they have stepped into a "Top Chef" kitchen.
Top Chef Quickfire will be open for lunch and available by request for private events. The new eatery is set to open sometime in January 2020.
Bravo and Spectra launched the first Top Chef Quickfire concept in June 2018 at SeatGeek Stadium, home to Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire.