Regardless which way the Scottish vote goes, one thing is for certain: the Tilted Kilt is coming to Bloomfield Center as a part of the Bloomfield Renaissance.
Known for it’s scantily clad waitresses in tartan, Tilted Kilt has often been called a “Breastaurant” because of the attire, or lack there of, of the serving staff. Yes, the whole thing is titillating. Puns done. So what else is there to tell.
Bloomfield has seen a revival in the last few years. Construction at Bloomfield College coupled with a new parking deck, new commercial development plus new housing has revived the downtown area that includes Bloomfield College, Broad Street, Washington Street, and Glenwood Ave. It was during the early days of the redevelopment that we first discovered Anthony’s Cheesecake and that obsession has remained with me every since.
Tilted Kilt is planned for the project that borders Washington and Glenwood. This same project will also include retail and housing, as well as a Foodtown supermarket. If you have not been to a Foodtown market recently, be sure to visit the one on Rt 23 in Cedar Grove to get an idea of what to expect. The Bloomfield Tilted Kilt location is one of 27 that are in the works, the chain has over 90 other establishments including one in Wayne.
The Tilted Kilt’s story is best told by the company itself, from their webpage:
While the Tilted Kilt concept has its roots deep in the rousing tradition of Scottish, Irish and English Pubs, it actually first came to life in America’s own sin city, Las Vegas. The brainchild of successful restaurateur Mark DiMartino, Tilted Kilt was conceived to be a contemporary, Celtic-themed sports Pub staffed with beautiful servers in sexy plaid kilts and matching plaid bras.
To launch his enticing creation, DiMartino assembled a stellar management team consisting of Shannon Reilly – a free spirit and conspiracy theorist, and John Reynaud – a great guy and aspiring golf pro.
The winning concept was an instant success and gained national and global exposure because of its Las Vegas location. Although Tilted Kilt wasn’t originally created to be a franchise, it wasn’t long before it caught the eye of Ron Lynch, an experienced and savvy restaurant and franchise developer. In addition to his vast restaurant franchising experience, Ron Lynch stood a towering 6’6” tall, which made him a figure the team could literally look up to.
Both parties agreed that Tilted Kilt had a broad, far-reaching appeal with a very real chance to gain success and a loyal following in multiple regions. In moving forward, their first step was to relocate the Tilted Kilt headquarters to Tempe, Arizona, where it is still based today.
Now, with locations far and wide across the country and many more scheduled to open, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery continues to lift spirits and joyously reaffirm that “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.”®
As details emerge, and we wander the area while on a cheesecake adventure, they will be shared.