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Noodle Watch: Xi'an Famous Foods Has D.C. Plans

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Look out — cult New York noodle favorite Xi'an Famous Foods has (eventual) D.C. plans. An article on DNAinfo New York says CEO Jason Wang, who has opened several locations of the restaurant in New York, wants to hit up Boston and D.C. next.

The pace of Xi'an's expansion hasn't surprised Wang, who said he is also shopping around for a second Brooklyn location. His short-term goal is to have a dozen locations in New York City, and outposts in Boston and Washington, D.C., within five years.

No specific neighborhoods were named, though Eater has reached out for any additional information. The restaurateur just signed a lease for his eighth location on the Upper East Side. The chain is beloved for being affordable, fresh and spicy.

Update: Eater heard back from a spokeswoman for the company, who said, "We're looking within the next five years, but we don't have anything more concrete than that. Right now we are focusing on our New York locations, since we have a lot coming up." Patience, D.C.
· Xi'an Famous Foods Opening on Upper East Side [DNAinfo NY]
· Xi'an Famous Foods [Official Site]
· All Xi'an Famous Food Coverage [-ENY-]

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