P'unk Burger Opens Today on East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia with All Natural Burgers, Shakes and Fries

Marlo and Jason Dilks, owners of SliCE, will open P’unk Burger today (February 13) at 10:00am at 1823 East Passyunk Avenue. P’unk Burger will bring all natural burgers, shakes, fries and salads to East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia’s new restaurant row. The 500 square foot BYO seats up to 24 people inside and up to eight outside (in warmer months). Menu options will focus on fresh not fast food, and include vegan and gluten-free options. Visitors to P’unk Burger are invited to celebrate the opening by entering to win a year of free burgers by playing the Burger Time arcade game in the front window (nicknamed P’unk Pasture). P’unk opens on Valentine’s Weekend just like the first SliCE did in South Philadelphia eight years ago in 2007.  
Starting services include lunch, dinner, dine-in, take-out and delivery. Starting hours will be Sunday through Saturday, 10:00am to 10:00pm. After a few weeks, P’unk burger will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until 3:00am. For information, visit www.punkburger.com, call (215) 468-7865, follow @punk_burger on Twitter, and like P’unk Burger on Facebook.

“P’unk Burger will offer non-guilty options for those that care what they put in their bodies but also crave a good burger, shake and fries,” said Marlo Dilks. “We want to bring East Passyunk quality, fresh and well-made food, with a focus on natural and organic ingredients.”

The starting menu at P’unk Burger will feature make-your-own burgers, speciality burgers, Idaho shoestring fries, salads, toppings and more. 

-All burgers range $7.95 to $12.95
-Make your own with beef, chicken breast, ahi sushi grade tuna, turkey
-Veggie burgers available that are vegan and gluten-free
-Over 25 toppings to pick from including Truffle Oil, Beer Cheddar, Smashed Tater Tots, Long Hots, Fried Pickles, more
-13 dipping and burger sauces all either vegan and/or gluten free including housemade guacamole, vinegar mayo, P'unk signature sauce, spicy mustard, San Marzano tomato sauce
-9 cheeses including a vegan cheese, fried mozzarella, cheddar, american, swiss, blue, more
-Thin cut Idaho and sweet potato fries - available separate or in mixed half and half basket - you can top with sea salt, old bay, truffle oil
-8 starting shakes including Black and White with Nutella, Little Babies Speculoos Cookie Butter Shake, Coffee Toffee, Peanut Buttermaple Tarragon, more
-3 salads - Asian Kale, Spinach and Bibb/Blue
- Maine root soda - Full line of natural sodas


-P’UNK - Beef, Black peppercorn bacon, smoked gouda, signature sauce,onionring $11.75
-Big Man on Campus - Beef stuffed with american topped with more american, double garlic insanity bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion $11.95
-Cuban - Beef, ham, Red Dragon English Ale wholegrain mustard cheddar, fried pickles, pressed $10.95
-Cali - Turkey, bibb lettuce, cheddar, Housemade guacamole $11.95
-Always Sunny on EPA - Beef, egg, black peppercorn bacon, american, tater tots $11.95
-Ahi - Spicy rare Ahi Tuna, wasabi sauce, arugula, Cusabi punk slaw $12.95
-Juicy Philly - Beef STUFFED with cheddar, topped with caramelized onions, sautéed portobello $10.95
-The Veg - Veggie burger, sliced avocado, red onion, Bibb lettuce $9.95
-SliCE - Beef, San marzano tomato sauce, fried mozzarella $9.95


P’unk Burger will focus on sourcing locally (when possible). Established partnerships include the following:

-Veggie burgers from the Vegan Commissary
-Bacon from 1732 Meats
-Specialty flavored ice cream from Little Babies Ice Cream in Fishtown
-Select cheese and specialty products from Claudios and DiBruno Bros
-American Harvest Bakery for regular and vegan buns
-Others to be announced in near future


P’unk Burger will offer a daily lunch special (Sunday through Saturday) from 10:00am to 3:00pm that includes choice of a burger, soda and fries (with sea salt) for only $12.50.

For Valentine’s Weekend (February 14 and 15th) buy a shake for yourself and get one to share for 50% off, and bring your “mini-moo” (children ten and under) for free slider and fries (with adult purchase).

During East Passyunk Restaurant Week, score one of four special burgers, a milkshake and fries for only $15.00. For menu options, visit: www.eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com


Win a YEAR of Free Burgers! P'unk Burger is giving one winner 52 weeks of burgers (a burger of their choice each week). The person that gets the high score on the Burger Time arcade game in the front window between Feb 13th and Feb 28th will win. Enter and aplay as many times as you want. The game is standard 25 cents to play and all proceeds during the promotional period will be donated to MANNA to support their 25th Anniversary Campaign. Must be 18 or older to enter (or with parent’s/guardian’s permission). Prize is non-transferable.


P'unk Burger’s design serves as a modern day tribute to shake and burger joints from yesteryear. The new open and airy dining room was home to the former Chhaya Cafe that moved to 1819 East Passyunk. Interior and exterior highlights include:

* Green and grey horizontal stripes line the dining room walls
* Green grass carpets add texture to P’unk Pasture (the arcade area in front), which also features cow print ceilings and game stools for two people
* Signage and decor features reclaimed woods and salvaged metals from Brewerytown
* Tabletop arcade game features 50+ games including Burger Time, Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Ms Pacman, Gala, Dig Dug and more
* Front entrance gates were restored and refinished
* Gooseneck lighting, a P’unk Burger awning, new shingles and other decorative features adorn the front of the building
* Oversized community table was made from recycled white pine barn shingles


Beef served is from humanely-raised, grass-fed cows that are antibiotic, pesticide and hormone-free.  Seafood is wild-caught. Sodas are natural and fair trade. Ice cream is locally sourced.

Cups and take-out containers are made from plant-based biodegradable plastics that use renewable resources (sugar cane, plant materials). They are not made from oil like traditional plastics. 

P’unk will also recycle fryer oil, use natural and organic hand-soap in the bathroom and serve soda delivered on trucks that run off of old fryer oil.


For information, visit www.punkburger.com, call (215) 468-7865, follow @punk_burger on Twitter, and like P’unk Burger on Facebook.