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TaKorean Will Give Free Lunch to the First 100 Customers at Each Location Today

TaKorean will treat the first 100 customers at all of its restaurants a free meal Tuesday. The giveaway is a celebration of its location at 13th & U streets, Northwest. The new location, which also debuts Tuesday, is the fourth restaurant founder and CEO Mike Lenard has opened since starting TaKorean as a food truck in 2010. Lenard says he donated the truck to Arcadia Farms in 2015 to focus on expanding TaKorean’s brick-and-mortar presence.

Along with build-your-own Korean bowls and tacos, the U Street location will feature Wild Kombucha, Captain Cookie & the Milkman, and a range of local craft beers. Nicole Shearer, TaKorean’s Creative Director, says Edit Lab at Streetsense went for a bright and open look at the former U Street Cafe space.

And don’t worry. If you’re not among the customers getting a free lunch (capped at $9), TaKorean is still offering its weekly $2 Taco Tuesday special across all its restaurants.

Correction: This post originally identified Nicole Shearer as the creative director of StreetSense. She is the creative director of TaKorean. 

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Noah Lanard is an editorial fellow. Before Washingtonian, he freelanced for the Guardian, Fusion, and Vice in Mexico City. He was born in DC, grew up in New Jersey, and went to college in Montreal.