By PHILLIP VALYS| SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL |JUL 16, 2019 | 5:15 PM
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, the national “breastaurant” chain known for serving up objectified women along with shepherd’s pie, has closed its final South Florida location in Boca Raton.
The nearly 5-year-old Tilted Kilt outpost at 3320 Airport Road, located along an access road behind the Boca Raton Airport, announced its abrupt closing on Tuesday afternoonin a Facebook post to followers.
“Hey everyone, the time has come that the Tilted Kilt of Boca Raton has closed,” the social-media post read. “We would like to thank all of our incredible customers that we have met over the past 4 and a half years. We’ve made some great memories that you can take some time to reminisce on.”
Phone calls to the restaurant on Tuesday went unanswered. Customers left brief remembrances of the Tilted Kilt below the Facebook announcement, with a few bemoaning its food quality. “Sad to see another establishment close, good or bad. Had many good meals there and fun times,” wrote commenter Diane Wotring Israel.
The restaurant’s closing marks the end of the Scottish-themed sports pub’s presence in South Florida, after shutting down its Fort Lauderdale location in early 2017 (now the German-style beer hall Township).
Employees of the Tilted Kilt in Boca Raton pose for one final group photo before the restaurant shuttered its last South Florida location on July 16. The Tilted Kilt franchise was founded in 2003 but was purchased in 2018 by Jacksonville-based the ARC Group. The tavern specialized in sports-pub fare – flatbread pizzas, chicken wings and hamburgers – served by so-called “Kilt Girls,” scantily clad waitstaff in mini-kilts, white stockings and midriff-baring white tops.
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