Multi-unit eatery to open in Quakerto...

Multi-unit eatery to open in Quakertown's former Wawa building

There are 113 comments on the The Morning Call story from Sep 26, 2013, titled Multi-unit eatery to open in Quakertown's former Wawa building. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The Eatery 309 at 157 S. West End Blvd. in Quakertown is set to open Monday. The building, which formerly housed Wawa, will feature three separate businesses: Burrito Boy, Pita Girl and YoYum Frozen Yogurt.

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Fred

Quakertown, PA

#1 Oct 7, 2013
$9 for a turkey pita sandwich??!! Tasted great, all high quality stuff, but $11 for a pita & a drink? This is Qtown, folks. Not gonna last long.
Lilly Rose

Broomall, PA

#2 Oct 7, 2013
Nah, I disagree. You get what you pay for. If you want $1 Tacos then go to Taco Bell and eat the pink slime. I'm so glad there is a healthy option in the area. Fresh is best!
Info

Broomall, PA

#3 Oct 7, 2013
Lilly Rose wrote:
Nah, I disagree. You get what you pay for. If you want $1 Tacos then go to Taco Bell and eat the pink slime. I'm so glad there is a healthy option in the area. Fresh is best!
Actually, if you want a good taco, try Fiesta Habanero.

I'll have to try this place.
Blotted

Perkasie, PA

#4 Oct 7, 2013
Yes your right its Quakertown. People would rater stay in their car go thru a drive thru at McD's spend 7 to 8 dollars on a value meal and eat that grease slop. I'll spend a little extra to eat healthy. Glad the 309 eatery is here variety and healthy at a little extra cost.
Bloated

Perkasie, PA

#5 Oct 7, 2013
Sorry typo! Bad fingers.
Info

Broomall, PA

#6 Oct 7, 2013
Blotted wrote:
Yes your right its Quakertown. People would rater stay in their car go thru a drive thru at McD's spend 7 to 8 dollars on a value meal and eat that grease slop. I'll spend a little extra to eat healthy. Glad the 309 eatery is here variety and healthy at a little extra cost.
The only food I eat at McDonald's is their breakfast burritos. Other than that, their burgers give me indigestion. I haven't eaten one in years. The same goes for their hash brown patty. Yuck.
gave it a try

Abington, PA

#7 Oct 8, 2013
Stopped in after finally seeing it all opened up and went for a Falafel and boy was I disappointed. Falafel was dry and had no flavor. The person making the sandwich felt I needed to be a rabbit and overloaded the sandwich with their house greens. I chalk it up to growing pains but I was very disappointed as there hasn't been a great place to get a falafel since Nano's in the Qmart closed down. They at least made fresh falafel and not used frozen falafel.

Might try again in a few months if it lasts long enough.

Though I will say the interior of the place looked very nice and had some very unique features inside.
pita girl

Quakertown, PA

#8 Oct 12, 2013
gave it a try wrote:
Stopped in after finally seeing it all opened up and went for a Falafel and boy was I disappointed. Falafel was dry and had no flavor. The person making the sandwich felt I needed to be a rabbit and overloaded the sandwich with their house greens. I chalk it up to growing pains but I was very disappointed as there hasn't been a great place to get a falafel since Nano's in the Qmart closed down. They at least made fresh falafel and not used frozen falafel.
Might try again in a few months if it lasts long enough.
Though I will say the interior of the place looked very nice and had some very unique features inside.
sorry to hear you falafel was dry...we absolutely make them fresh, and not frozen, but maybe yours got over grilled. The staff making your food really want you to enjoy your meal, so please coach them your preferences...and if you have an issue let us know so we can make it right. Thanks for the comment...we are trying hard to get things smooth one week out.
pita girl

Quakertown, PA

#9 Oct 12, 2013
Fred wrote:
$9 for a turkey pita sandwich??!! Tasted great, all high quality stuff, but $11 for a pita & a drink? This is Qtown, folks. Not gonna last long.
We appreciate the comment, and our prices are based on the same formula nearly every restaurant uses to yield a 9% return on investment...they are as low as they can be given the quality and variety we provide, and will beat Panera per ounce on most items. Hope to see you back.
IvoryTower

Sellersville, PA

#10 Oct 13, 2013
Lilly Rose wrote:
Nah, I disagree. You get what you pay for. If you want $1 Tacos then go to Taco Bell and eat the pink slime. I'm so glad there is a healthy option in the area. Fresh is best!
I love this place, right in town.
http://tijuana-tacos.com/Menu.html
Lauren

Newtown Square, PA

#11 Oct 13, 2013
Gave this place a try. Waited in line for fifteen minutes and was finally able to order at Pita Girl. Burrito Boy was busy but Yo Yum girl stood there with nothing to do and then disappeared for a break. Can't the kids help each other? Why couldn't Yo Yum girl help Pita Girl? I saw a sign that said to please be patient while the employees learn how to make everything. Well I am a very patient person if I see management at least helping these poor kids who were trying their best. But why can't they be trained on management's time or before the grand opening... Why do I have to stand there and watch them very slowly spread jelly. I ordered my meal and was rung up before given the chance to order my daughter's pita. I told the girl I wanted another pita and she ran me up for both and I paid. Only mine was made and then my girl asked the other girl to make my faighter's meal and the girl took her break. So I then had to wait for the other girl to finish the pita for the woman behind me and ring her out before I got my daughter's pita. Who takes a break in the middle of serving a customer? So then a boy from burrito boy comes over and asks if I am being helped. He then made my daughter's pita which took three minutes but for some reason couldn't be done by the first girl who helped me because she had to take a break. Again, I am a patient person but don't just stop serving me and make me wait for the woman behind me to be served because you pass me off to another employee. My daughter's meal came with a drink and we chose the fruit cup over craisins. The fruit cup was apalling to say the least. I'm sorry but bananas do not fair well in a little cup with canned pineapple and blueberries. It was juicy, slimy and tasted strange. I just threw it away. Not to mention sincey daughter's pita was half a pita, it was made on a whole pita shell and then trimmed and the extra pita shell was just thrown away. He may as well have just given me the the whole pita even if it wasn't filled up all the way.... But it's your money being thrown in the garbage not mine. I will give it a little time and then try this place again, but the management should have been helping these kids. It's wonderful to see teen working on a Sunday when they could be doing other things but why should they have to be the ones facing customers who might groan and complain because everything took too darn long and yet Yogurt girl is standing there looking bored. Team effort is needed and that includes management. Don't just hang a sign and blame the kids for being untrained. Train them! And be out in the front to support them and help out! I couldn't believe how slowly the jelly was being spread on a pita.
Lauren

Newtown Square, PA

#12 Oct 13, 2013
And yes.... Fiesta Habonera is amazing!
Hopeful

Perkasie, PA

#13 Oct 13, 2013
Tried it also and hoping it gets better. Services was way to slow for a semi fast food joint. And the confusion was appalling. Food was fine no complaints on that just hoping the service makes a turn around. I agree better training before launch but do understand a new venture for the owners so will be a little tolerant and hope for the best.
Info

Broomall, PA

#14 Oct 13, 2013
Word of advice when trying a new restaurant, chain or mom and pop: Don't go right away. Wait a few weeks for them to work out the kinks. Every time a new place opens it gets flooded for a while and dies off after the newness wears off.
Foodie

Quakertown, PA

#15 Oct 13, 2013
Stopped there tonight. Hubby liked his burrito, kids liked their stuff. My pizza was ok, not enough sauce for me, but next time will ask for a little more. Yogurt was yummy, but cups are way too big. NEed to be careful how much you put in!
Loved the drink machine.. 180 different beverages? Too cool!
pita girl

Quakertown, PA

#16 Oct 13, 2013
Lauren wrote:
Gave this place a try. Waited in line for fifteen minutes and was finally able to order at Pita Girl. Burrito Boy was busy but Yo Yum girl stood there with nothing to do and then disappeared for a break. Can't the kids help each other? Why couldn't Yo Yum girl help Pita Girl? I saw a sign that said to please be patient while the employees learn how to make everything. Well I am a very patient person if I see management at least helping these poor kids who were trying their best. But why can't they be trained on management's time or before the grand opening... Why do I have to stand there and watch them very slowly spread jelly. I ordered my meal and was rung up before given the chance to order my daughter's pita. I told the girl I wanted another pita and she ran me up for both and I paid. Only mine was made and then my girl asked the other girl to make my faighter's meal and the girl took her break. So I then had to wait for the other girl to finish the pita for the woman behind me and ring her out before I got my daughter's pita. Who takes a break in the middle of serving a customer? So then a boy from burrito boy comes over and asks if I am being helped. He then made my daughter's pita which took three minutes but for some reason couldn't be done by the first girl who helped me because she had to take a break. Again, I am a patient person but don't just stop serving me and make me wait for the woman behind me to be served because you pass me off to another employee. My daughter's meal came with a drink and we chose the fruit cup over craisins. The fruit cup was apalling to say the least. I'm sorry but bananas do not fair well in a little cup with canned pineapple and blueberries. It was juicy, slimy and tasted strange. I just threw it away. Not to mention sincey daughter's pita was half a pita, it was made on a whole pita shell and then trimmed and the extra pita shell was just thrown away. He may as well have just given me the the whole pita even if it wasn't filled up all the way.... But it's your money being thrown in the garbage not mine. I will give it a little time and then try this place again, but the management should have been helping these kids. It's wonderful to see teen working on a Sunday when they could be doing other things but why should they have to be the ones facing customers who might groan and complain because everything took too darn long and yet Yogurt girl is standing there looking bored. Team effort is needed and that includes management. Don't just hang a sign and blame the kids for being untrained. Train them! And be out in the front to support them and help out! I couldn't believe how slowly the jelly was being spread on a pita.
Thank you for taking the time to give such a thorough critique. As the owner, I practically jump up and down to make these same points to the managers...and this is what happens when I take one day off to help my wife's grandmother move. I personally work every lunch and most dinners training the full time staff, but am struggling right out of the gate with the part-timers on the weekends. In their defense, none of them has worked more than a couple shifts total since we have only been open a week. But in the end, it is my responsibility to get this team on board, and your comments are very helpful in identifying where we need to improve. Our mission is to be a family friendly destination for fresh, well prepared food...and we will get there, I promise.
dont do it

Quakertown, PA

#17 Oct 14, 2013
pita girl wrote:
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Thank you for taking the time to give such a thorough critique. As the owner, I practically jump up and down to make these same points to the managers...and this is what happens when I take one day off to help my wife's grandmother move. I personally work every lunch and most dinners training the full time staff, but am struggling right out of the gate with the part-timers on the weekends. In their defense, none of them has worked more than a couple shifts total since we have only been open a week. But in the end, it is my responsibility to get this team on board, and your comments are very helpful in identifying where we need to improve. Our mission is to be a family friendly destination for fresh, well prepared food...and we will get there, I promise.
As a manager or even the owner - never ever explain yourself with a personal issue! Keep it simple. You simply were not there, apologize, we are training...yadda yadda yadda.
pita girl

Quakertown, PA

#18 Oct 14, 2013
dont do it wrote:
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As a manager or even the owner - never ever explain yourself with a personal issue! Keep it simple. You simply were not there, apologize, we are training...yadda yadda yadda.
I see your point, thank you. But our business is an open book, and our customers deserve explanations that are truthful when things aren't perfect. No excuses, just learning how to make great good, and striving to improve service.
Justsayin

Broomall, PA

#19 Oct 15, 2013
pita girl wrote:
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I see your point, thank you. But our business is an open book, and our customers deserve explanations that are truthful when things aren't perfect. No excuses, just learning how to make great good, and striving to improve service.
I for one like the transparency........refreshing !
nascarfan23

Quakertown, PA

#20 Oct 15, 2013
I'm just going to ask what every patron who has visited this place since it's opened is most likely thinking... are these owners on something? Their behavior is next level strange and made me question my own sober status when ordering (like perhaps they are self medicating or drinking in the back room.) I applaud their effort and even their enthusiasm. Its inspiring, it really is... like maybe I could start going to work heavily medicated or disguising vodka as water?

The food was something you must try to really understand, kind of like the experience of being in the restaurant with the staff and management. My advice is to drink heavily (and have a designated driver!) before visiting or enjoying your meal so you can either enjoy the Twilight Zone experience or not remember anything the next day.

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