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Digging Into D.C.’s Dirtiest Fast Food Restaurants

Runaway pickup plows into Rockville bakery

A cheeseburger from global chain McDonald’s.
McDonald’s [Official photo]

Check, Please

Washington City Paper checks with the DC Department of Health about complaints lodged against local fast food restaurants for poor sanitation. Mickey D’s tops the list. Wendy’s had the least complaints.

Disaster report

Bethesda Magazine reports that a truck skidded on some ice and plowed into the front of the Fresh Baguette in Rockville, Maryland. Building inspectors signed off on keeping the shop open; a temporary wall has been erected pending the full reconstruction.


Arlnow reports that international chain Nando’s is opening in Rosslyn next month. The South African-themed eatery, which already operates two other restaurants in Arlington, Virginia, is projected to begin serving its chile-spiked chicken at 1800 N. Lynn Street this March.


Shaw newcomer Unconventional Diner is now serving breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Featured offerings include gourmet pastries, avocado toast, and open-faced meatloaf sandwiches.

Nando's PERi-PERi

300 Tingey St SE #150, Washington, D.C. 20003 (202) 554-1920 Visit Website

Fresh Baguette

4919 Bethesda Avenue, , MD 20814 (888) 648-0009 Visit Website

Unconventional Diner

1207 9th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 847-0122 Visit Website