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National Chain Flower Child Will Open Its First D.C. Fast-Casual Next Month

The health food chain is coming to Foggy Bottom

Flower Child is opening in Foggy Bottom in early February.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Prolific restaurateur Sam Fox will open his first D.C. restaurant next month with the arrival of Flower Child, bringing Foggy Bottom a new all-day option for whole grain wraps, gluten-free mac and cheese, and kombucha on tap.

The D.C. area’s first outpost of the colorful salad chain opened in Rockville last fall, kicking off a big Beltway expansion for the health food brand. Its latest location (2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) is scheduled to open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner service on Monday, February 4.

A recent peek inside reveals an exposed industrial ceiling and a rainbow mural reading “good goes around”:

The 4,300-square-foot eatery, with a 40-seat patio, is looking to hire more than 80 employees for its new location.
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The Fox Restaurant Concepts brand has about a dozen national locations, mostly in Arizona and Texas, serving vegan poke bowls made with marinated beets alongside grass-fed steak wraps. Proteins like chicken, salmon, and tofu can be topped on any salad, plate, or bowl. Beverages include beer, wine, and fresh-squeezed juices.

Locations in Bethesda and Tysons Corner are expected to follow D.C.

Flower Child’s Foggy Bottom opening is expected to be trailed by the arrival of North Italia — Fox’s national Italian chain — next door. Fox, an 11-time James Beard Award semifinalist for restaurateur of the year, has nearly 50 restaurants falling under 13 brands. In all, he plans to open 18 new restaurants throughout the U.S. by early 2019.

An on-site job fair is scheduled for Monday, January 14, to Saturday, January 19, and Monday, January 21 to Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.