There was not a lot of information to be found on Dempsey’s American Kitchen online. Only this article from 2005 about the restaurant location in Bethlehem being closed. They headquartered in Reading, but there were 14 locations eventually opened (and subsequently closed) around the region in the 60 years prior to this location closing in 2007. It was the last of the Dempsey’s to be closed.
Dempsey’s American Kitchen served typical Pennsylvania Dutch food. Rich in meats and potatoes, and typical diner food as well. It served breakfast, lunch and dinner. The other Dempsey’s location in Berks was in Muhlenberg on 5th Street.
Dempsey’s American Kitchen was torn down in 2019 and a Sheetz convenience store was erected in it’s place. The bank next to the old Dempsey’s was also razed.