Busboys and Poets Expanding to Harlem, NY

by Prince Of Petworth August 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm 20 Comments

This was an interesting link I found on twitter yesterday from Harlem Condo Life. They write:

“So I called over to the press office of Busboys and Poets to see what the deal was and the person who answered the phone confirmed they do have plans to open another restaurant outside of the Beltway and into Harlem.”

That’s wild and it got me thinking – what are other stores/shops/restaurants that originated in DC and expanded to other cities outside the Beltway?

  • Well, the obvious answer is Five Guys.

    But good for them for expanding, especially into such a fitting area!

  • Five Guys started in Arlington.. which I guess is the same thing.

  • Kev29

    Typical NYC, always ripping us off ;-)

  • JohhnyReb

    Hot Shoppes started here, but that chain is long gone. My grandfather used to take me to the HS at Prince George’s Plaza in the early-80’s. Memories…

  • Tim
  • skeedattle

    Hard Times Cafe…it may be a stretch since its satellite locations are just outside DC. But there’s my entry.

    • saf

      I saw one in Indianapolis a few years back.

  • Ragged Dog
  • Melissa Gilbert

    The Big Cup in NYC started out as the Pop Stop on 17th Street (between P & Q).

  • Anonymous

    Hechts! FTW

  • Anonymous

    Woodward and Lothrop also

  • J

    California Tortilla started in Bethesda… http://californiatortilla.com/about/
    They’re not huge yet, but they are in PA, DE, VA, MD, and DC.

  • PG

    Roy Rogers started locally, I think in Northern VA. And now I can only find them at NJ Turnpike/295 rest stops.

    • Ragged Dog

      Hardees ruined the Roy.

      • Danish

        Roy Rogers is on the come back . . .just wait and see.

    • Jim

      There’s one in Manassas, but it’s terrible. A pathetic shell of the greasy deliciousness it used to serve up

      • PG

        There’s at least one in Frederick that was pretty good the last time I tried it. But I don’t get to Frederick very much.

    • CA

      I saw one this past weekend up on 355 in Gaithersburg/Germantown! I almost got in an accident I was so excited to see a throw back to my childhood in days in MD.

  • engineergirl

    Didn’t Silver Diner start somewhere in MD, inside the Beltway?

  • Thanks for linking to us. We’re excited about the possibility of Busboys and Poets coming to upper Manhattan, ie Harlem. I used to live in DC but don’t know the answer to the question. However there maybe an exchange of restaurants happening. I hear NYC based Shake Shack is headed to the Capital. Not a bad exchange if all deals are complete!


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