Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Friendly Toast Is Opening in Former Bobby's Burger Palace Space at the Burlington Mall

by Marc Hurwitz

A trio of eclectic dining spots is planning to open a fourth, with this one moving into the space where a burger spot owned by a celebrity chef had been.

The Daily Times Chronicle is reporting that The Friendly Toast is looking to open a new location in the former Bobby's Burger Palace space at the Burlington Mall. The article says that the dining spot plans to have seating for 120 and that it hopes to get a liquor license from the now-closed Rainforest Cafe, which had been located within the mall as well. Once it opens, the new location of The Friendly Toast will join others in Boston's Back Bay, Cambridge's Kendall Square, and Portsmouth, NH, and another one could also be opening in Brookline's Coolidge Corner as well. [Ed note: The Coolidge Corner location has fallen through.]

Bobby Flay first opened Bobby's Burger Palace in January of 2013, with the place closing its doors for good this past December; last month, we reported that a location of Davio's was eyeing the space, though the Daily Times Chronicle indicates that plans for that restaurant fell through, apparently due to lease obligations.

The website for all locations of The Friendly Toast can be found at https://www.thefriendlytoast.com/

[October 2 update: The Friendly Toast has apparently been given the green light to open at the Burlington Mall and it is now looking to staff up, accordingto a job post within the bostonchefs.com site. (No opening date has been given as of yet.)]

[October 19 update: According to a press release, The Friendly Toast opens at the Burlington Mall on Monday, October 23.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]