Kelly's Kitchen Replaces Pookie's

The new owner of the restaurant formerly known as Pookie's on Bristol road changed the name to Kelly's Kitchen.

Kelly's Kitchen is the new name of the Bristol restaurant formerly known as Pookie's.

The owner, Bud Jones, had originally planned on keeping the name, but told Patch he decided to change the restaurant's name after receiving some feedback from customers.

"I was going to try to do that, but we found out bad vibration associations with the name," Jones said. "I hate to throw that out there."

Jones said that customers told him they thought the restaurant had been reopened by the previous owner, Kent Boyer, and that was negatively affecting business. The because "it just didn't do enough business," Boyer said. 

After brainstorming names, Jones settled on Kelly's Kitchen. The restaurant is now named after his daughter who does the accounting and bookwork for the restaurant, and two other restaurants that the Jones family owns.

"She's the heir to the throne," Jones said, adding that it made it a natural choice.

One Bensalem resident didn't seem to care about the name change as she exited the restaurant with only her recent meal on her mind.

"Excellent food," Michelle Kaiser said. "Just excellent."

Jones, who is from Feasterville, re-opened the restaurant on Dec. 6 in the Village Center on Bristol Road.

Chris S March 02, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I've eaten at the "new" Kelly's Kitchen twice - lunch and breakfast and found the food to be good for lunch and very good for breakfast. The waitress was fine - friendly and attentive. The only negative comment was my corned beef reuben was a little tough. It was edible and the breakfast omelet and bacon were cooked perfectly. The breakfast potatoes were a combo of soft and crispy the way I like them. I will go back to try dinner soon.
KARMA March 03, 2013 at 01:46 PM
i recently visited kellys kitchen,,,my waitress bernie was clueless to anything i was asking her about the menu,,,then i realized what she was going through with the fat pig in the back ringing the school bell in the kitchen...the worst expience my family has had in years,,,,do yourself and bensalem a favor BUD TAKE YOUR FROZEN FOOD BACK TO JERSEY...
shorty March 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Its pretty bad that former emplyee's talk smack...at least we still have our jobs...do us a favor get a life
Steve Watson May 03, 2014 at 04:44 PM
This place SUCKS! Charging for a to go box??? Who does that??
Steve Watson May 03, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Maybe the next owner will have a clue


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