Two people tipped us off that Bertucci’s at the Plymouth Meeting Mall has closed. When we first heard this, the reservation system was allowing reservations to be made, however, we tried again today and it didn’t allow a table to be reserved at the Plymouth Meeting location. There was also no answer when we attempted to call.
We then visited the location and there are signs on the windows and doors stating that “This location of Bertucci’s has closed.” Also taped to the front door are court documents stating that the restaurant has a judgment against it in favor of PR Plymouth Meeting Limited Partnership, which is a subsidiary of PREIT (the mall’s owner). We looked up the judgment in the online system and it is for $134,253.02. Bertucci’s has the opportunity to appeal the judgment.
In addition to Bertucci’s menu, the restaurant also served as a ghost kitchen for Mr. Beast Burger, Mariah’s Cookies, and Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen. These additional menus were only available for delivery.
Emails to PREIT and the company that represents the ghost kitchens did not reply to an email seeking comment.
The upper-level exterior of the mall has experienced several restaurant closings in recent years. Elevation Burger closed pre-pandemic, followed by Zoup and King Buffet during the pandemic. Chipotle is also going to eventually close its location within the mall and move to a standalone location within a former bank near the intersection of Germantown Pike and Hickory Road.
Earlier this month it was announced that Honeygrow is going to open a location in a new building adjacent to Shake Shack.