BEL AIR, MD — Celebrity chef Guy Fieri recently opened 100 Flavortown ghost kitchens across the country, including one in Bel Air. The “ghost kitchen” concept means there is no in-person dining option, and the eatery is open for delivery-only.
The pop-up kitchens are now in more than 20 states and Washington, D.C.
Four locations have launched in Maryland — Bel Air, Gaithersburg, Timonium and White Marsh.
Menu items for the delivery-only restaurant include Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Wings, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, Mac N’ Cheese Burger, Crazy Cuban Sandwich and fried pickles, among other offerings. The “handpicked menu” features Fieri’s favorite dishes, according to Flavortown.
Fieri, who has hosted Food Network Shows such as “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” is running Flavortown with Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl and Virtual Dining Concepts LLC. Earl is also behind Bertucci’s, Bravo Italian Kitchen, Brio Italian Grille and Buca di Beppo, according to Eater, which reported they already own the Chicken Guy! chain together.
The Flavortown pop-ups will operate out of existing industrial kitchens at Earl’s restaurants, according to Eater.
The Bel Air pop-up is based at the Bertucci’s off MD 24.
Flavortown started with a handful of locations in late January and early February in businesses owned by Earl, according to The Washington Post, which reported the idea was to keep workers employed and provide another revenue stream for brick-and-mortar restaurants. Employees prepare food from scratch and are trained by Fieri and Earl’s companies, The Post reported, although its writer stated: “Based on my limited tastings, they need more training.”
Flavortown is at 12 Bel Air South Parkway. People can order online; there is no in-person service, since Flavortown is all delivery.