The White Dog Cafe is the name of three related restaurants located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. The restaurants employ dog-themed decor. The first restaurant was founded in University City, Philadelphia by Judy Wicks in 1983. Noted for its commitment to local food and environmental stewardship, it became a Philadelphia institution. In 1993 Conde Nast Traveler magazine recognized the White Dog Cafe as one of "50 American restaurants worth the journey".
Wicks sold the restaurant in 2009 in order to be able to spend more time running the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, which she co-founded eight years earlier. She sold the White Dog Cafe to restaurateur Marty Grims, who opened its second location, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, in 2010, and then a third location in Haverford, Pennsylvania in May 2015.(Wikipedia)