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Bobby’s Burger Palace to open in Westfield Montgomery Mall

Oct 16, 2012 - 02:15 PM
Bobby’s Burger Palace to open in Westfield Montgomery Mall

Bobby’s Burger Palace, the burger chain started by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, will be opening a new location in the Westfield Montgomery Mall.

Tom Papadopoulos of the District’s Papadopoulos Properties, the restaurant’s broker, said "it's a done deal" and that the eatery should open within the next 12 months.

This will be the third restaurant in Maryland for the burger joint; there are Bobby’s in College Park and at the Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills. Downtown Washington also has a branch at 2121 K St. NW.

The growing chain has restaurants in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey as well.

All serve 10 varieties of Flay’s six-ounce signature burgers, any of which can be “crunchified” with potato chips, or made with ground turkey or chicken instead of beef. Milkshake flavors include mango, pistachio and Vanilla Caramel Bourbon.

The deal to open a Bobby’s Burger Palace in the Bethesda mall had been in negotiations for several months, with the discussion focusing on exactly where the restaurant would be located, according to Papadopoulos. “There were a lot of moving parts,” he said.

The restaurant will have its own outside entrance and will be part of a substantial expansion of the mall, which includes a new multi-screen movie theater with an overhauled dining court below it.


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