Since we opened its doors in September 2008, Founding Farmers has been awarded numerous accolades for green business practices and a commitment to working with American Family Farmers
Washington, DC (Vocus) October 27, 2010
Washington’s greenest restaurant, and one of the most popular food destinations in the country, announces plans to open a second location in the Park Potomac Development in Potomac, Maryland. Dan Simons and Mike Vucurevich, principals of Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group (VSAG) and concept developers of Founding Farmers, will manage investors and operations for this second location set to open in Fall 2011.
“Since we opened its doors in September 2008, Founding Farmers has been awarded numerous accolades for green business practices and a commitment to working with American Family Farmers,” said Dan Simons, principal of VSAG and concept developer of Founding Farmers. “The Park Potomac development is an especially well-suited spot for the second location, and we look forward to providing Maryland residents with true food and drink from this unique concept beginning in late 2011.”
The 7,000 square foot space will seat approximately 200 guests with 40 additional outdoor seats on the patio. CORE architecture + design has been contracted to design the restaurant with the goal of achieving LEED certification.
Like the original Founding Farmers, the Park Potomac location will also be owned by a group of American family farmers, as well as local investors, all of whom have a passion for sustainable agriculture and business practices. This restaurant will be the third in the Farmers Restaurant Group portfolio, which also includes Farmers & Fishers in Washington Harbour.
About Founding Farmers - Founding Farmers is Washington’s Greenest Restaurant, offering farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual and eco-friendly farmhouse setting just three blocks from The White House. Opened in September 2008, the restaurant has gained international recognition for its triple-green approach to sustainable agriculture, earth-friendly operations and as the first LEED Certified restaurant in the Nation’s Capitol and the first upscale-casual, full-service LEED Gold restaurant in the country. The menus feature classic dishes inspired by the heartland, with delicious, true food and drink sourced from sustainable producers. Founding Farmers is also recognized for its exceptional mixology and bar program, featuring award-winning handcrafted cocktails inspired by pre-prohibition era libations. Condé
Nast Traveler recently named Founding Farmers as one of First Lady Michele Obama’s “Washington, DC Picks.” Visit http://www.WeAreFoundingFarmers.com to learn more. Twitter: @FoundingFarmers