Beefcake isn’t on the menu at courting app Bumble’s new restaurant.
What’s been billed as an all-day cafe, which morphs into an intimate eatery and wine bar at evening, was slated to open on Saturday in New York Metropolis.
In the present day, Bumble instructed Quick Firm that the opening has been delayed. No new date was given.
“As is frequent with most new restaurant openings, we’ve needed to tackle a couple of sudden construction components that we’re finalizing earlier than opening within the subsequent few days,” Bumble explains in an e-mail.
The three,760-square-foot Bumble Brew is positioned in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood and options an 80-seat eating room, a cocktail bar, a patio, and personal eating area, designed by FLOAT Design Studio. The location might be used for occasions and the music performed might be “a primarily women-based assortment from throughout genres.”
The meals is Italian-inspired—home made pasta, veggies, shareable plates. Initially, Bumble Brew, a collaboration between Whitney Wolfe Herd’s widespread courting app agency and Pasquale Jones of Scrumptious Hospitality Group, might be open for breakfast 8 a.m. till midday, Wednesday by way of Sunday. In accordance with the unique plan introduced on June 30, the eatery will later serve lunch and, after that, add a dinner shift. (July 31 and August 7 have been the dates given again then.)
People not in a socializing or courting temper might order pickup and supply by way of Caviar.
Although Bumble made its title—and financial institution—by empowering ladies to make the primary contact in courting, the restaurant is open to all: male, feminine, single, dedicated, and everybody in between.
There arguably are some courting undertones. “Good individuals are throughout you. Get to know them over scrumptious meals and wine,” the eatery’s web site says.
The concept for Bumble Brew stems from the success of Bumble Hive pop-up areas. The inaugural one in New York Metropolis’s Soho neighborhood opened in 2017, adopted by different cities, together with Los Angeles, Austin, and London.
“At Bumble, we’re fueled by bringing folks collectively to construct real connections—each on and off the app,” Julia Smith, Bumble’s head of brand name partnerships, mentioned in a written assertion final month. “We’ve seen a powerful response to the Bumble Hive pop-ups we’ve hosted around the globe and observed a transparent urge for food for a everlasting area the place folks might join . . . We hope that folks can collect at Bumble Brew and join over an espresso or scrumptious meal, whether or not it’s with associates, a possible companion, or a brand new enterprise connection.”
Bumble went public in February.