Plan b burger bar set to open in Southington

Published on Friday, 7 February 2020 20:56


SOUTHINGTON - Plan b cut the ribbon on its new Spring Street location with the Southington Chamber of Commerce Friday, planning to open for the public this week.

Located in the former Bertucci’s building at 20 Spring St., Plan b, which is owned by parent company Locals 8 Restaurant Group, offers craft beer, artisanal bourbon and an assortment of signature burgers. Plan b will have its official opening Tuesday for dinner and will be open to the public for lunch and dinner Wednesday.

The 5,018-square-foot building seats 150 people and features an upbeat casual atmosphere with reclaimed lumber and lights hanging from meat hook fixtures.

“It’s always exciting to see a new location open,” said Shaun Skeehan, co-owner of Locals 8 Restaurant Group.

This newest location is one of 10, with seven in Connecticut, one in Massachusetts, one in Washington, D.C., and another in Virginia. This restaurant has retained the Bertucci’s oven and incorporated flatbread items into the menu that are exclusive to this location.

Jim DeMicco of Skyline Studio LLC, marketing for Plan b, said Plan b began to look at this location last fall. They were able to meet their goal for a February opening. The location has 58 new hires and other staff members relocated from other Locals 8 restaurants.

“We’re happy to be part of the community in Southington,” he said.

Jason Carson, general manager, recommended that new customers try a plate of mini-burgers with a “Rebel Yell” bourbon.

“Come down for a good time, burgers made with fresh ground meat, American craft beer and bourbon,” he said.

Barbara Hekeler, executive director of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, said she loved seeing the completed interior after having previously come in when it was under construction.

“It’s very warm, welcoming and friendly,” she said.

Lou Perillo III, economic development director in Southington, said Plan b is a “quality organization.”

“I know they will do quite well and be very successful,” he said. “We are continuing to make Southington a restaurant destination and this will add more variety to our restaurants.”

For more information, visit or call 860-231-9928.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Friday, 7 February 2020 20:56. Updated: Friday, 7 February 2020 20:58.