By George: Burger stand coming to Reading Terminal Market

Kim and George Mickel at By George! in Reading Terminal Market.

Reading Terminal Market is getting a burger stand, which will fill the prime space on Center Court formerly occupied by Tokyo Sushi Bar, across from The Original Turkey.

Tokyo - the market's sole Japanese-theme tenant - left at the end of May after its lease was not renewed due to what market general manager Paul Steinke called several factors, including quality control and customer complaints.

The burger stand, whose name has not been set*, will be run by George and Kim Mickel, who for 24 years have owned the Italian stand By George! on the Filbert Street side near Iovine's produce. More recently, they opened Mezze, the popular Mediterranean stand

There's no stated opening date other than "by the end of the year."


* Wait. A guy named George Mickel is opening a burger stand? How about calling it Wham!Burger - you supersize your order by saying, "Make it big," and if you want one with the works, it's "Everything She Wants."