Breaking: Foster’s Grille Signs Lease for Waterford Spectrum in Falls Church.


While it may not be a huge deal to the burger-eating Washington, D.C. area as a whole, it certainly is a gigantic blip on my burger radar.

Foster's Grille, home of the "Too Big for Two Hands Charburger", is moving into the Waterford Spectrum in Falls Church City. That's right, the same Waterford I can see from my desk at work.

After years of being relegated to Panera Bread lunches (the Bacon Turkey Bravo is decent the first 40 times you eat it, but after that, you begin to dread that tomato basil-y bastard), there will now be a legitmate burger venue to give me the sustenance needed to get through my work day.

While I had heard rumors of it for a while now, I wasn't fully convinced it would happen as another restaurant in the same development had recently backed out of their lease.

Now, I have been to Foster's one time before, in Vienna, and I came away extremely dissapointed. The burger I ordered was way too well done, dry as a bone, and lacking flavor. Though, I'll admit, their fries were really good. I'm willing to give them a second chance, however, as I have friends who speak highly of the joint and I respect their tastebuds.

The press release follows:


RESTON, Va. (March 18 , 2009) - Waterford Development announced today that Foster's Grille, a casual neighborhood restaurant, has signed a 2,628-square-foot lease space at Spectrum, a mixed-use development in Falls Church, Va.

Fronting on Broad Street and Spectrum's Market Square, more than 31,000 square feet of space is dedicated to retail at the development. Spectrum continues to welcome residents into its 189 condominium homes.

"We are incredibly pleased to add Foster's Grille to our rapidly developing retail community at Spectrum," said Lars Zachariasse, commercial services manager at Waterford Development. "The family-friendly restaurant will be a great gathering place for both Spectrum residents and the surrounding community of Falls Church."

Foster's Grille is home of the famous "Too Big for Two Hands Charburger" and currently operates more than 20 locations in six states. The menu includes neighborhood barbeque favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, salads, hand-cut french-fries, thick milkshakes, and more. In 2008, named the Foster's Grille one of the top ten fastest growing concepts and QSR Magazine named Foster's Grille as "Ones to Watch."

"With the addition of the Spectrum location, Foster's Grille continues to expand to new, vibrant neighborhoods," said Nicole No, managing member of Foster's Grille. "We are excited to bring a venue to the community where Falls Church can host birthday parties, celebrate winning the big game, and enjoy an affordable meal with family and friends who matter most."

Ben Becker of KLNB represented Foster's Grille and Jennifer Price of Madison Retail Group represented the landlord in the transaction.

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