Hawkers, the Asian street food items restaurant chain, is now aiming for a mid-August opening in Ballston.
The eatery was in the beginning meant to open back again in spring 2021 and, then, June of this yr, but offer chain concerns have delayed it now twice, the company states.
“Because so considerably of our devices is extremely specialized to suit our thought — for occasion, our wok stations are all fully custom made to our menu, and our electrical panels are personalized to deal with our neon signage installations — the supply chain constraints delayed our design timeline,” writes a corporation spokesperson. “Our makers and suppliers worked as promptly as they could, but they could only make as particular pieces and electrical parts became readily available.”
The increasing chain first announced it was opening a locale at 4201 Wilson Blvd, on the ground flooring of the Ballston Trade business sophisticated, almost two yrs ago in July 2020.
Orlando-dependent Hawkers was founded in 2011 when “four ideal good friends joined forces (like the Avengers, but superior) to provide the streets of Asia to the streets of Orlando, Fla.” The cafe has about a dozen open up locations in numerous distinctive states. That involves a Bethesda outpost — the 1st in the D.C. spot — which opened in late 2020.
The menu highlights street foodstuff from across the Asian continent, including dim sum, baos, rooster wings, pad Thai, noodle dishes, and fried rice.
When the new Ballston locale opens in a couple of months, it will be the to start with Hawkers in Virginia and the 1st to have a take-out window.
“The Ballston local community is vibrant, total of electricity, and unbelievably social — all of which are characteristics that align flawlessly with the Hawkers brand,” the spokesperson claimed, when asked why the business chose the neighborhood. “We can not hold out to open up our doorways and get to know the Ballston community on a further amount.”
The cafe is presently using the services of servers, bartenders, line cooks, hosts and dishwashers.