Bar Week: Tilted Kilt Gloucester Township

I have a backlog of bar/restaurant stories to post, so I am declaring this week… “Bar Week”.  Hoping to have a new bar story each day this week.   First up, is the new Tilted Kilt which is being developed on Cross-Keys road in front of the Tractor Supply.

Construction started last fall, seemed to stall over the winter… but now it looks like things are a go for the lastest eatery along Cross-Keys road.  Unlike the other national chains along the roadway, The Tilted Kilt is going up on the other side of the AC Expressway.

Tilted Kilt is a national restaurant chain in the same category as the more familiar Hooters chain.  Tilted Kilt’s twist on the server uniform is a Scottish kilt, white shirt knotted in the front… and a lot of exposed mid-section.

My first visit to a Tilted Kilt was in Clearwater Florida a few years ago at a location across the highway from the Phillies’ Brighthouse Stadium, and I’ve also visited the King Of Prussia spot.  There is also a location in Hamilton New Jersey.
Don’t be fooled by the uniforms.  First and foremost they are a sports bar.  Big beer selection, wings and entrees… and in a very nicely designed restaurant (based on the two locations I visited).

I’ve known about the location since last year, when I read about it in Gloucester Township planning board documents which I read for my interview with Mayor Dave Mayer.

According to the planning board documents, the new Tilted Kilt restaurant will be a 7,400 sq ft facility with a 284 person capacity, and an enclosed outdoor patio.

The small stretch of road will have Bertucci’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Texas Roadhouse, the “soon” to open Plaza Azteca and now the Tilted Kilt.  Liquor licenses are getting very scarce in Gloucester Township, with such a large concentration on Cross-Keys road…  which is surprising considering the massive Gloucester Premium Outlets are going up several miles up the road and as of now it seems they wont have a liquor license available other than the existing Sam’s Bar, which is starting a remodel of its own (more on that to come)

A very interesting aspect of the new Tilted Kilt, is its owner.  Amol Kohli is only 26 years old, and has already had success with several national chains.  In 2012, the Daily Journal featured the story of Mr Kohli who made his big splash by successfully taking over several Friendly’s restaurants… two in New Jersey and five in Pennsylvannia (at the time of the 2012 story).   In 2014 Drexel University put him on their “40 under 40” list, and noted he has 12 franchises already, at the age of 25.

Amol has branched into other franchises, including a recently opened Papa John’s in Bellmawr NJ.

42Freeway.com has been in touch with the very busy Kohli, and we hope to have a more detailed interview with him soon.

The Tilted Kilt chain was also featured in an episode of Undercover Boss, where the founders/CEO’s go undercover in their own company’s; working in lower level positions and learning more about their companies and employees:

Tilted Kilt Sicklerville Facebook Page

42Freeway.com Facebook Page

Tilted Kilt Pad

Tilted Kilt Sicklerville – Concrete Pad

Tilted Kilt Sicklerville

Tilted Kilt Sicklerville – Parking

Tilted Kilt Sickerville

Tilted Kilt Sicklerville – New Sidewalk

 

 

 

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7 Responses to Bar Week: Tilted Kilt Gloucester Township

  1. Gena irving says:

    They should have men working there in kilt skirts also, there are so many places for men….. they need to start thinking about us woman and opening sports bars for us.

    • mark says:

      Not that I am defending them and I am not an owner, but it’s a completely free country where anyone who has an idea for a business is free to put the capital up and do it!

    • Bill says:

      Feel free to gather capital, and build your own sports bar that caters to women. No one is stopping you. If there is actually a marker for women-centric sports bars, you’ll make a profit in no time. Or just whine and perpetuate stereotypes. Your call.

    • richard says:

      They do have men in kilts. All the male bartenders, barbacks, and bussers wear a man’s kilt with Tilted Kilt fitted t-shirt. Your more than welcome to come in and see the guys of the Kilt too.

    • Jenn says:

      Amen Gena!!! When it comes to this stuff its such a man’s world!

  2. Tiff says:

    Gena: I’ve been in the one in KOP, and they had a guy in a kilt working behind the bar. If I didn’t live so far away, I would go back. Very nice eye candy

  3. Fuddy Duddy says:

    Gena, who exactly are “they”?

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