Food & Drink

Burger King on Route 22 in Scotch Plains Closes; Smiles to Reopen as Sri Lankan Restaurant

Burger King loses its crown. Fast food restaurant on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains is out of business. Credits: John Mooney
Smiles Sandwich Shop closed prior to the end of 2014. A new restaurant, Ceylon Rukku Hut will soon open in the same location. Credits: John Mooney
Chicken Kottu is a popular Sri Lankan dish.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More changes on the restaurant scene in Scotch Plains this week as Burger King on Route 22 East has closed permanently.

Just down the road on Route 22 West, the former Smile Sandwich Shop will soon open as a Sri Lankan restaurant -- the only one in the area. It will be called Ceylon Kottu Hut.

Kottu is a spicy Sri Lankan stir-fry made of shredded roti bread with vegetables, served with other ingredients such as egg, meat or cheese. Other delicacies will include Lamprais, which is made of rice boiled in chicken stock with a curry wrapped in a banana leaf and baked in an oven. 

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