‘Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve Ever Seen’ Opens New Hometown
Restaurant and Training Center
TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 10 years after setting up shop in Tempe, Ariz., the Tilted
Kilt, a sports Pub where “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good”® pays
homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and
Ireland by combining classic Celtic décor, sexy servers and traditional
pub fare under one roof, plans to open a new prototype in its hometown
on July 26. The new Tempe pub will feature the future plan for all
Tilted Kilt pubs, designed to increase the fun and entertaining elements
that guests come to expect.
The new 11,000-square foot pub, positioned in front of the restaurant’s
corporate headquarters, will be able to entertain 225 guests inside and
another 90 on a semi-covered outdoor patio featuring new pit-style soft
seating surrounding beautiful fire and water structures. Guests will
experience a new gaming area, a venue for live entertainment and be
surrounded by a dozen 70-80 inch flat screen TVs for the best sports
The new pub looks strikingly different from the older units. While
previous pubs used dark wainscot and trim, dark wood blinds and lower
lighting, the new pub’s most obvious difference is simply a brighter
appearance. The new prototype pub features lighter colored wood
wainscot, window shades to allow for more light, cobble stone rock
accent, strategically placed old Chicago firebrick, and charm pieces
such as a 30 ft. by 20 ft. version of the pub’s traditional Irish Sea
map that gives a distinct flavor of the old world.
The new Tilted Kilt is built for entertainment of all kinds. In addition
to the standard televisions and live entertainment features, the new
pubs will feature a TKTV “Crew Cam” which will allow real time viewing
of food being prepared in the kitchen. From “Big Arse Burgers,” to
salads such as the “Sirloin Steak Salad,” and ribs such as the “Big
Rack,” slow-roasted, fork tender, seasoned St. Louis style pork ribs
basted with Guinness® BBQ sauce, the Tilted Kilt is proud of its quality
food and will provide a show while guests wait to dig in. The new pub
will also harken back to its roots of having fun and entertaining pub
style games with the reintroduction of pool tables, shuffle boards,
darts and bags.
Further enhancing the entertainment features, the new prototype pub
offers a variety of unique seating styles from high tops, raised booth
seating, banquet seating in the “Poet’s Corner” for parties of 20,
friendly community gatherings at the “Captain’s table,” and “Crew
tables” – bright orange four legged six tops for close friends and
family, in addition to bar seating. Upon entering the pub, guests will
find a bar running down the middle of the restaurant designed to attract
more guests with comfortable seating and features such as USB charging
ports, in addition to encouraging more guest interaction with beer taps
placed on the front, rather than the back, of the bar and a glass front
cooler for an easy visual of bottled beer options.
“Our guests are in for a real treat. The new prototype design is aimed
to enhance the fun and entertaining elements of our pub while providing
exceptional service, products, and overall experience,” said Ron Lynch,
president of the Tilted Kilt. “Additionally, the central location next
to the corporate office will allow us to communicate efficiently with
our current and prospective franchisees, managers and guests as we
continue on our path of sustained growth throughout the United States
As the brand continues to expand, it has put a large emphasis on
exceptional training. As part of this commitment, a new large training
room has been built into the Tempe pub to provide franchisees and manger
trainees an unparalleled hands-on educational experience. Trainees will
have access to real in-pub style training designed to enhance management
skills and labor efficiency to improve the overall guest experience.
The new opening comes just weeks after “The Best Looking Sports Pub
You’ve Ever Seen”® announced franchise opportunities across the nation
including Seattle, Portland, and various cities throughout Louisiana.
The debut of the new prototype marks a monumental time for the
prospering franchise. With more than 95 locations open, the Tilted Kilt
continues to flourish and grow as people seek more convenient, casual
dining options. With the entertainment restaurant industry on the rise,
Tilted Kilt aims to open 10 additional pubs in 2016.
For more information about the Tilted Kilt and franchising
opportunities, visit http://www.tiltedkilt.com/franchising/.
About Tilted Kilt
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, known as “The Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve
Ever Seen,” has 95+ units in operation throughout the U.S. and Canada,
with additional 20 pubs in various stages of development. Tilted Kilt is
uniquely different than other sports bars because of its fun pub
experience. The pubs feature dozens of large, HDTVs and big screens to
show all the hottest sporting events. Every Pub has 30+ draught and
bottled beers along with excellent tasting, high quality menu items
served to you by the World Famous Kilt Girls ®. The Tilted Kilt Girls
and Guys are inviting and represent the comfortable atmosphere while
simultaneously demonstrating a high level of service in the industry.
The brand’s slogan “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good ®” personifies the
Fun, Food, Spirits and Sports that the Tilted Kilt is well-known for
bringing to pub guests in both the United States and Canada.
In 2015, Tilted Kilt was named one of America’s
Top 10 Fastest Growing Restaurants by CNBC. The original restaurant
concept was developed in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. For more
information, go to www.tiltedkilt.com.
Fishman Public Relations
Kelly McNamara, 847-945-1300