Arlington fast food restaurants open in new Arlington neighborhood
(AP) The first fast food restaurant in the new Arlington district is open, a neighborhood near downtown where more than a dozen fast food chains operate in what critics say is a desperate effort to fill a fast food gap.
The Arlington Food Company opened the first location at 3125 East Virginia Avenue on Wednesday, a two-story building with a parking garage, a rooftop deck and a patio, according to a Facebook page for the Arlington Food Co. The location will offer fresh salads, sandwiches, tacos, salads and tacos, along with a selection of burgers and other meaty fare, the company said.
Arlington residents can order at the restaurant or go to the city’s Food City, a new neighborhood just outside the city limits.
The Arlington franchise will offer more than 25 locations nationwide, including locations in Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Miami.
In addition to the Arlington location, other Arlington locations will open in the next few months in New Jersey, New Orleans and San Francisco, according the Arlington company.
The new Arlington location is in the city near downtown, a bustling neighborhood that is home to more than 50 restaurants and fast food joints.
The area is home the new Starbucks, the new Wendy’s and the new Taco Bell.
This is the second fast food chain to open in Arlington this year, according a local newspaper.
Earlier this year a group of Arlington residents formed a neighborhood watch group to get restaurants to open, but they have been unsuccessful in getting any businesses to comply.