ATLANTIC CITY — Phillips Seafood, the Chesapeake Bay-based company that has had an Atlantic City location on the third floor of The Pier Shops at Caesars since it first opened, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate its latest venture, Empire Burger, located on the Boardwalk in front of The Pier Shops.
“In a way this is a new concept for us, but in a way it’s not a new concept, it’s just an expansion of the old,” says Larry McAllister, director of operations for Phillips Foods. “We’ve taken the same seafood that’s been so successful for Phillips over the years — the same crab cakes, shrimp, tuna and seafood that we’ve loved — and kind of added a carnivore’s twist with burgers, hot dogs, chicken, some smoothies — the kinds of things that will make it a little more friendly to all the people of Atlantic City”
“First of all let me just say thank you so much to the entire Phillips family for believing in Atlantic City, and demonstrating in a meaningful kind of way your commitment to being part of the great success story that is the city of Atlantic City,” says A.C. Mayor Lorenzo Langford, who was in attendance along with John Rilsey of Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Phillips renowned chef Paul Drew, and other dignitaries. “Our comeback has not just begun, we’re well on our way to reaching higher heights, and this is another reason for people to come and Do AC!”
Click the video link below to see highlights of the ceremony.