Bennett Talks Burgers, Buns, and All Things Philly with Rob Wasserman from Rouge in TDY Take Out

Watch Ep.1 and order Rouge take out now!

August 21, 2020
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In the debut episode of TDY Take Out, Bennett virtually sits down with Rob Wasserman from Rouge in Philadelphia.

Order Rouge Take Out now!

Rouge is centrally located on 18th street in Center City, right in Rittenhouse Square, and they are most famous for their immensely popular and mouthwatering Rouge Burger. A lesser-known fact is Rouge was the first-ever outdoor dining establishment on Rittenhouse Square.

Rob is the owner at Rouge and also the founder of the Philly Burger Brawl and the We Are Philly initiative. (See Bennett’s tee shirt?)

For each We Are Philly tee shirt sold, $10 of the proceeds are used to purchase a care package of food from Giordano Garden Groceries valued at $18. Those packages are then given to a local Philadelphian in need. Find more details here.

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“Takeout was not a primary part of our business.” Rob says, however, once COVID hit, “it was everything.” The restauranteur had to create a new website, an online ordering system, ensure they had the proper PPE for our staff (personal protective equipment), and ensure they met all of the CDC and health department guidelines. Rouge also created a safe, Curbside Pick Up system.

When it comes to the most popular food during the pandemic, Rob says, “comfort food is the winner.” You can order some now.

Rob’s overall goal? To “get food into the hands of those who have felt these effects, whether they work in our industry, teach our children, work for the city, or are just our neighbors in need.”

Watch the debut episode of TDY Take Out with Rob Wasserman + Rouge below.

TDY Take Out is Presented By Miller Lite #ItsMillerTime

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