Here is a call for Gino’s Burgers and Chicken to return to York County

This is a Gino’s baconburger, as captured at the chain’s restaurant at King of Prussia (closed in 2013) then just across from the mall. Gino’s Burgers and Chicken was an iconic part of York’s culinary past. Perhaps it can become a part of its present? (See additional Gino’s photos below.) Also of interest: Back when Gino’s was the York-area place to go and Baltimore Colts was the team to root for.

My wife and I motored around the King of Prussia Mall looking for a third place to eat and catch up on emails.

Earlier that day, I had presented to The Society of the Cincinnati at a Philadelphia restaurant, and I was more interested in catching up with several hundred emails than eating.

But then I saw Gino’s, the eatery that was an icon, along with Joe Bury’s Famous Hamburger, in York County several decades ago.

I paused, but the combination of a full stomach and the quest for a wireless connection drove us to Panera Bread.

Yes, Panera instead of Gino’s. I regret that decision to this day.

I’ve never tasted a Gino’s burger.

In fact, I thought about this misfire when I read that a a Baltimore Sun story.
stating that a new Gino’s has opened in Perry Hall, Md.

That’s not far from York County.

The restaurant has a Towson eatery and plans a store at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, The Sun reported.

So Perry Hall.

Gino’s is expanding.

Here’s hoping the restaurant named after famed Baltimore Colt Gino Marchetti comes back to York County.

Only bearing a wireless connection.

Also of interest

- Read Joan Concilio’s account of a York County reunion at the King of Prussia location.

– And over at Only in York County, Joan provides tons of links about Gino’s in York County.

Also
Before there was McDonald’s, there was Bury’s Famous Hamburgers in York, Pa.
Before Geno’s made news in Philly, Gino’s headlined in York.
About Avalong Dairy and Melvin’s Drive-In: ‘I am some what familiar with the history of the area’.
Mack’s is short for McDaniel’s, but in York County it means ice cream.
- The 1950s, ’60s: ‘The greatest time to grow up in York, Pa.’.

Bury’s recipes

– Bury’s recipe as published in the York Sunday News, 2000, click here.
– That York Sunday News recipe with additional ingredient reportedly from Joe Bury himself, click here.
– A quick alternative: This Bury’s burger sauce comes from a can, click here.
York Town Square posts on Bury’s Famous Hamburgers:
Yet another Bury’s hamburger drops into the cooker.
Bury’s burgers: ‘You won’t get that recipe’.
The quest for Bury’s secret hamburger recipe continues.
This Bury’s recipe comes from a can,
Reader reveals Bury’s secret recipe.
Is Bury’s secret sauce really secret?
Bury’s burgers: Nostalgia on a bun.
Fair, Bury’s go together like tomato sauce, burgers.
Bury’s burgers: ”That was it – no slaw, no relish, no pickles’.
Playland plays nostalgic note for York countians.
Bury’s burger memories far from buried.

Floyd Wise, former York Gino’s manager, submitted these photos to the YDR/YSN.

#Edited, 11/14/13

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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2 Responses to Here is a call for Gino’s Burgers and Chicken to return to York County

  1. Jason Gross says:

    Below is a link to a Living Social deal for Gino’s in Towson. Four days left to order. Lots of time to use.

    http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/856/deals/494540-20-to-spend-on-food-and-drink

  2. ED says:

    Those were the days! Gino’s sat where Perkins is on East Market St. Best hang out in town. Gino Giant was my favorite. We always hit there before going on the loop and after driving the loop.

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