National Restaurant Openings

The Navy Yard Pink Taco opened today, June 27 in the Capitol Riverfront District.

Pink Taco opens in DC’s Navy Yard with craft cocktails, Lamb Tacos

DC location will exclusively serve lamb taco, become first chain location to offer craft cocktail program

The Navy Yard Pink Taco opened today, June 27 in the Capitol Riverfront District. The hip, inventive taco chain will serve up its Pink Taco and Lamb Taco. The chain only offers the latter at the Washington, DC location.

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Burtons Grill & Bar will open its 18th restaurant in Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, Md. June 27

Burtons Grill opens restaurant in Kentlands Market Square

Polished casual-dining chain marks 18th location with Gaithersburg opening, second restaurant in Washington, DC region

Burtons Grill & Bar will open its 18th restaurant in Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, Md. June 27. The polished, casual-dining chain continues to expand, with locations in eight states. The Market Square, operated by Kimco Realty Corporation, stands as a well-known and premium shopping center for fashion, grocery, dining, entertainment, and personal services.

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The Truluck’s chain restaurant in Washington, DC will officially open in May

Truluck’s Washington, DC restaurant to open in May in Mount Vernon Triangle

Seafood chain location delivers a variety of creative seafood dishes, premium steaks

The Truluck’s chain restaurant in Washington, DC will officially open in May. The highly-anticipated seafood destination, located in Mount Vernon Triangle, will be led by Bond Davis, general manager. The restaurant industry veteran comes from Clyde’s restaurant in Gallery Place. Truluck’s specializes in fresh, creative takes on sustainable seafood as evidenced by South African lobster tail, Dutch Yellowtail, a refreshing plate of Hawaiian tuna crudo and lightly-seared New England scallops—all from Chef Laurence Cohen.

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Elevation Burger has landed at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The hometown better-burger restaurant concept, which became part of the Fat Brands family of concepts last June, debuts its new spot today with a grand opening. With franchise partner Yousuf Nagaria...

Elevation Burger opens at Smithsonian National Zoo

Fast-casual burger joint to open daily

Elevation Burger has landed at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The hometown better-burger restaurant concept, which became part of the Fat Brands family of concepts last June, debuts its new spot today with a grand opening. With franchise partner Yousuf Nagaria of Capitol Concessions LLC, its primed to serve many customers in the upcoming months. Logo by Fat Brands.
Elevation Burger, which is part of Fat Brands, opens at Smithsonian National Zoo.

Elevation Burger has landed at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The hometown better-burger restaurant concept, which became part of the Fat Brands family of restaurants last June, debuts its new location today with a grand opening. With franchise partner Yousuf Nagaria of Capitol Concessions LLC,, the chain is well-positioned to serve both locals and tourists that visit the Zoo in the years ahead.

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Fast-casual &pizza taps Eric Bruner-Yang as executive chef, opens Wall Street restaurant

Chef Eric Bruner-Yang joins rising D.C.-based pizza chain

Coming off RAMMY Award, talented chef tapped to revamp &pizza menu

Eric Bruner-Yang has joined the &pizza chain as the fast-casual chain’s new executive chef. He’ll help &pizza revamp the menu for the first time since its inception. The Washington, D.C.-based chain has stepped into its next phase of growth with a promotion, new executive team and a restaurant opening on Wall Street. Founded in 2012, the chain is accelerating growth at a significant pace as it bolsters its executive ranks.

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