PRINCE GEORGE – A new restaurant recently opened in Prince George. Tilted Kilt, which pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, opened its newest franchise location at 2070 Waterside Drive Prince George on May 22. The menu is a mix of traditional pub food like fish & chips and shepherd’s pie, but also features creations like drunken clams, meatloaf and pasta dishes. Beers from around the world are available.
This business is owned by local entrepreneurs, Amir Patel and Birju Bhagat. Patel also owns Great Wraps, Extreme Pizza and some hotels locally: Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Quality Inn. The 35-year-old worked for JP Morgan as an investment banker after he finished his undergraduate studies in finance and accounting. He then earned an MBA in finance in NY and subsequently moved back to Virginia, where he grew up.
His family is in the hotel business, so he bought hotels (his first hotel franchise purchase was Quality Inn in 2001), then restaurants and then learned about Tilted Kilt.
Patel and Bhagat’s fathers are business partners in a different venture, so the two decided to follow suit for this one.