Automat technology is finally coming back home to the City of Brotherly Love, where the idea was born and first came into existence. The brand has announced the signing of a deal with franchisees Nick Sordoni, Stephen Hudacek and Alex Flack of FHG Group LLC. They are expected to open five locations across the city.
“Brooklyn Dumpling Shop grabbed our attention with its innovative concept and sleek aesthetic,” said Nick Sordoni on behalf of partners Stephen Hudacek and Alex Flack.
“After tasting the food and witnessing the intense passion and energy at every level of the organization, we were left with no doubt – we need to bring Brooklyn Dumpling Shop to Philadelphia! After all, the very first automat on U.S. soil opened on Chestnut Street in 1902 and we can’t wait to bring the automat experience back to the people of Philadelphia.”
Founder Stratis Morfogen’s concept had a strong 2021 and is looking to build off its momentum to have an even stronger 2022.
“Sometimes you can’t explain good business chemistry – that’s how I feel about Nick, Stephen and Alex,” said Morfogen.
“These guys are forward thinkers and totally in tune with our mission at Brooklyn Dumpling Shop. I’m really looking forward to bringing the automat back to its birthplace, and watching it grow in the great City of Brotherly Love with these guys. Now let’s give Philadelphia a taste of our Philly Cheesesteak dumplings and spring rolls!”
The brand most recently signed two franchise agreements to bring a further seven units to New York City, read more here