The growing DC-based grilled chicken restaurant Farmbird will open its new location in Ballston next week.
The restaurant at 4121 Wilson Blvd, in the Ballston Exchange development, opens to customers on Tuesday, employees told ARLnow. It replaces the health-focused, Miami-based Dirt Restaurant, which closed in January 2020.
Farmbird has existing locations at 625 H Street NE and Penn Quarter in DC The company was founded in 2015 and first operated as a restaurant business for a year at the Union Market in DC. It aims to make fast and casual dining more healthy, human and sustainable.
“Since its founding, Farmbird has strived to change the way people view chicken by serving only the highest quality birds that are never frozen,” said a public relations representative. “Farmbird chickens are raised cruelty-free on regional farms without any antibiotics and fed a fully vegetarian diet. All of the dishes served, from salads and sandwiches to grilled chicken platters and roasted vegetable side dishes from Farmbird, are made from scratch with fresh ingredients every day.
“Farmbird has enjoyed great success at its location on H Street and is poised to bring tasty cuisine with lasting origins to Arlington, where Ballston Exchange has reinvented the area’s streetscape,” added the public relations representative. in a safe and socially distanced manner.
Neighboring businesses on Ballston Exchange – across from the Ballston Quarter shopping center – include Philz Coffee, CAVA, and the Hawkers Asian Street Fare, which has yet to open.
This morning, Farmbird employees could be seen sitting outside the restaurant, tasting the food in anticipation of next week’s opening.