The David Burke Restaurant Group Is Getting Into the Movie Theater Business Now
The New York City-based David Burke Group announced that they will be opening a trio of new restaurants, aptly named Trilogy, inside Silverspot Cinema movie theaters, a small chain of movie theaters in the South. The restaurant group was founded by Chef David Burke (David Burke Townhouse), who announced last year that he would be stepping down from his role overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations.The new cinematic restaurants, which will open inside Silverspot Cinemas in Coconut Creek, Florida; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Naples, Florida this summer, will feature the cuisine of executive chef Matt O’Neill (David Burke Kitchen Aspen).
The David Burke Group describes this new concept as “a chic American café.” The locations will offer full-service restaurants and concessions to theater-goers, with a subtle film theme throughout the décor. Menu items like tuna tartare wontons made with scallions and avocado mousse, a BLT lobster roll, angry shrimp fajitas, and a bevy of cocktails and beers can be ordered tableside or to-go to enjoy during the movie.
David Burke is not the only household culinary name to dip into the upscale cinema concessions business. Last year, Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group announced a partnership with AMC to create dine-in theater food and drink programs.