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From our friends at matchboxfoodgroup...

Local Favorite Expands to One Loudoun with New Look & Original Dishes

matchboxfoodgroup is thrilled to announce the latest expansion of matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit. The new restaurant will open its doors to the public on Monday, November 16 at the One Loudoun development (20626 East Hampton Plaza; (844) 712-0369). This will be the second Northern Virginia location for the matchbox brand, which the group expects to lead its exciting, national growth through 2020.

“As a longtime resident of Loudoun, Joining the One Loudoun community is a very proud moment for me and my team,” said Ty Neal, CEO of matchboxfoodgroup. “Our new location continues the legacy of the original restaurant while developing an updated look and feel to the matchbox concept, incorporating exciting changes from menu to design”

Diners can expect an innovative, “inside out design” with exposed ductwork, ceiling structures and walk-in coolers, reclaimed tables, utilizing true materials like salvaged woods for stair treads, raw steel, and stone. Floating ‘box’ booths will hang from above, giving patrons an exciting open view of happenings below. Branded elements, such as matchbooks suspended in acrylic, will be found throughout the restaurant alongside steel and glass light fixtures, interior steel walls, and other custom pieces. Other design elements include EarthStone pizza ovens, an open expo kitchen, an indoor/outdoor bar overlooking a multi-level outdoor patio, and custom fit concrete sinks by Sonoma Cast Stone.

The design will not be all that is new at matchbox One Loudoun as Chef Stephen Lyons, vice president of culinary operations for matchboxfoodgroup, has launched separate lunch and dinner menus, adding new items sure to please residents and visitors to the area’s wine country. New appetizer offerings include spicy tuna tartar tacos and hot artichoke + smashed garlic dip. Lunchtime guests can enjoy sandwiches such as the prime rib French dip, whipped ricotta fettuccini, and entrĂ©e salads featuring seared tuna, greens, and crunchy ramen. Dinner guests will have a number of new choices including beet + burrata salad, prime NY strip, and PBR fish + chips. Regulars will find familiarity in favorites such as the 3.6.9. mini burgers and signature artisanal pizzas.

matchbox One Loudoun will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday from 11 AM with lasting seating at 10:30 PM, Friday from 11 AM will last seating at 11:30 PM, Saturday from 10 AM with last seating at 11:30 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM with last seating at 10:30 PM. Brunch will also be served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM. Enjoy happy hour specials on select wines, drafts, cocktails and bites, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 PM.

For more information on matchboxfoodgroup please visit www.matchbox369.com and/or follow the team on Twitter (@matchboxdc.)

matchboxfoodgroup is the innovative restaurant group headquartered in Washington, DC. Founded by Ty Neal, Mark Neal & Drew Kim, matchboxfoodgroup currently operates 12 restaurants and plans to expand to 48 stores by 2020. After the success of matchbox restaurants, the food group opened Ted's BULLETIN, an upscale diner concept. For more information about matchboxfoodgroup and its concepts, please visit matchboxfoodgroup.com.

matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit offers inspired experiences and genuine food and drink that started as a little spot with a big attitude, serving bold takes on American classics. A comfortable, chef-crafted menu offers flavors that are white tablecloth with an urban yet approachable style. The first matchbox opened in 2003 in Washington DC’s Chinatown, followed by Palm Springs, CA, Capitol Hill in DC, Rockville, MD, 14th Street NW in DC, and Mosaic District in Merrifield, VA.