Founding Farmers Set to Open at Tysons Corner

A third branch of the regional American restaurant is slated for 2014.

By: Anna Spiegel

Attention, Tysons Galleria shoppers: Another branch of Founding Farmers is headed your way. The Farmers Restaurant Group announced plans to open a third branch at 1800 Tysons Boulevard in the spring of 2014, joining locations in downtown DC and Rockville and sister restaurant Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown.

The restaurant will open in the former Inox space, with roughly 280 seats and possible outdoor seating. Menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and buffet-style brunch will reflect those at other locations—the press release estimates about 70 percent similarity—meaning you could grab chicken and waffles, a burger with blue cheese and bacon, or a slice of red velvet cake during a shopping break. New items are also being planned based on the build-out and location, such as cuts of meat from the in-house “butcher studio,” flatbreads from a working hearth, and dishes made with Virginian ingredients—like an on-trend ham plate, perhaps?

Founding Farmers isn’t the only new restaurant slated for Tysons. José Andrés will reopen America Eats Tavern in the Ritz-Carlton in November. If the second act for America Eats is anything like the first—a pop-up in the former Café Atlántico space—you’ll have two varieties of American food to choose from come 2014: Yankee pot roast from Farmers, or deconstructed chicken pot pie à la Andrés.