Wegmans — Including Its Locations in Downingtown, Malvern — Tosses in the (Bar) Towel on Its In-Store Pubs

Dan Weckerly
Pub by Wegmans closures
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After suspending operations at the start of the pandemic, Wegmans Food Markets has decided to completely shutter all of its “pub” restaurants, including those in Downingtown, Malvern, Chadds Ford, and King of Prussia, writes Ryan Kneller for The Allentown Morning Call.

Overall, the chain operated a dozen “Pub by Wegmans” at its stores in Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia.

“We know those who love our Pub restaurants will be disappointed to learn that we have made the decision not to reopen our 12 Pubs across the company,” said Wegmans spokesperson Laura Camera. “We are focused on applying our culinary expertise to the increasing demand for fast, casual meal solutions available in our stores, for pickup, and through delivery.”

The eateries used to serve dishes made with fresh ingredients from the store. The menu offered soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees that included meatloaf and fish and chips.

The move has not caused any layoffs. Wegmans’ leadership offered all employees immediate positions elsewhere in the company.

Wegmans — founded in 1916 and based in Rochester, N.Y. — has 101 locations across several states, including 18 in Pennsylvania.

Read more about Wegmans in The Allentown Morning Call.