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Friday Saturday Sunday Changing Hands; Gus's Fried Chicken Eyes Up South Philly

Plus, Brewerytown grocery news and a couple of exciting tastings at Di Bruno Bros.

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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE — The Insider is reporting that longtime Rittenhouse staple Friday Saturday Sunday will be sold. The exact timing is not yet confirmed, pending a liquor license transfer, but the transition will temporarily close the restaurant for "cosmetic changes." The buyers are chef Chad Williams (Tela's Market & Kitchen) and partner Hanna Whittaker, who will keep the name and overall vibe intact but change the menu. []

GRADUATE HOSPITAL/POINT BREEZE — Tennessee-based Gus's Fried Chicken is eying up 20th and Washington for its first Philly franchise location, pending approval of a recently filed zoning variance. The lauded restaurant currently owns ten locations in the south and plans to expand to Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and other cities via franchise deals. If all goes according to plan, the Philadelphia shop hopes to open this fall. Naked Philly reports that they will present their plans to neighbors at a zoning meeting tonight, Monday, June 22. [Naked Philly/EaterWire]

BREWERYTOWN — In grocery store news, the shuttered Bottom Dollar at 31st and Girard is on its way to becoming an Aldi. [Naked Philly]

PHILADELPHIA — Great events this week at Di Bruno Bros.: On Thursday, June 25, "The Legends Series: World Tour" will feature master cheesemakers from around the world, as well as food from special guests Marc Vetri and Herb Eckhouse (of La Quercia cured meats) and drinks from Brooklyn Brewery. Get tickets and full details here. Majid and Onsa Mahjoub, owners of Tunisian fine foods company Les Moulins Mahjoub, will also be on hand this week to sample their products (think harissa, olives, and more) at "Meet the Makers" events at various Di Bruno Bros. locations, on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25. Get the full rundown of times and locations here. [EaterWire]