Founding Farmers Set to Open at Tysons Corner

A third branch of the regional American restaurant is slated for 2014.
Founding Farmers Set to Open at Tysons Corner
Founding Farmers brings one of our favorite breakfast options to Tysons. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

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.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.