Punch Bowl Social filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after the coronavirus pandemic devastated its business. As recently as February, the once-buzzy "eatertainment" chain looked to be the future of the restaurant industry, offering arcade games and karaoke along with food and drinks. The crisis evaporated its customer base, and Cracker Barrel opted to shore up its own liquidity in March instead of helping Punch Bowl stay afloat.
This restaurant chain wants to encourage human interaction among millennials
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Punch Bowl Social is an homage to the Victorian age when people in the community gathered to discuss local matters around a punch bowl. In an age when millennials are prone to living and eating via multi-tasking, food alone may not be sufficient to keep them engaged. Launched in , the restaurant chain blends activities, including shuffleboard, ping-pong, bowling, pinball, and Skee-Ball with an appealing culinary menu. Its food specialties feature pan-fried pork chops and chicken and waffles. In an Internet age, when millennials are prone to living and eating via multi-tasking, food alone may not be sufficient to keep them engaged. We work every day to better our kitchen and beverage craft. Thompson describes the menu as Southern influenced and says chicken and waffles is one specialty. The menu also offers huevos rancheros, Greek yogurt, and burgers. He named the concept Punch Bowl Social as homage to the Victorian age when people in the community gathered to discuss local matters around a punch bowl.
Punch Bowl Social, once one of the hottest concepts in the restaurant business with its combination of higher-end food and games like shuffleboard, only to see that business vanish when the pandemic hit, declared bankruptcy this week. The Denver-based chain said two of its locations remain open, in Austin and Atlanta, though its remaining locations have been closed. Punch Bowl filed for bankruptcy with 13 separate entities, 11 of which operate a single location apiece. A hearing is set for Wednesday on the bankruptcy.
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