Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Chop House Burgers in Arlington to expand
The Guy Fieri effect.
ARLINGTON Chop House Burgers, the chef-driven burger restaurant in Arlington, is another restaurant blessed by the hand of St. Guy Fieri. Flush with customers ever since its appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Chop House is expanding and doubling its space, said chef-owner Kenny Mills.
"We'll double the size from 2,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet," Mills said. "After Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, we’ve been so slammed, there's no place to sit. So we're taking over the space next door."
It's a former dry cleaners, which Mills said he's already cleaned out and prepped for renovation. The additional room will allow him to expand his menu, adding salads for the summer. He's also happy for the opportunity to re-engineer the space he's in now.
"We'll be able to put the front door there, so we don't have a line going down the middle of the dining room like we do now," he said.
DD&D brought an immediate spike in business, which has leveled off but it's still more than twice as many customers as the old pre-DD&D days.
They'll be closed from July 1 to 8 for a family vacation and hope to have it ready to launch when they return.
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