Three and a half years after its debut in downtown Lancaster, Max’s Eatery has opened a second restaurant in Richmond Square, Manheim Township.
The new Max & Go at 600 Richmond Drive is a quick-serve version of the restaurant in downtown Lancaster and offers burgers, wraps, chicken and waffles, as well as soups, salads, Tater Tots and milkshakes. With around 40 seats, Max & Go takes a place formerly occupied by EAT, a sandwich shop which closed its doors in October 2019.
The majority owners of Max’s Eatery and Max & Go are Connor and Emily Patterson, Doug Bernard and Matt Titter. Connor Patterson said the idea for the new concept came after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to focus on quick service and takeout, a model that worked well downtown and became the base of the new rapid service site in the canton of Manheim.
Patterson said the quick service concept could become the basis for additional sites.
The original Max’s opened in August 2018 at 38 W. King St., replacing Aussie & the Fox. Max’s Eatery has a lunch counter, brightly colored decor with pink neon lights, and a menu that includes burgers, chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, Tater Tots, and milkshakes. The downtown restaurant serves alcohol, but not the new one.