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Ruffino’s Opening Today, BGR Hopes to Open Next Week

by ARLnow.com April 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm 2,156 10 Comments

A quick update on a couple of eagerly-anticipated restaurant openings:

Ruffino’s Spaghetti House (4763 Lee Highway) will tonight for the first time following months of renovations. An answering machine message says the restaurant will open at 4:00 p.m.

The new Clarendon location of BGR: The Burger Joint (3024 Wilson Blvd) is undergoing a final inspection today and hopes to open next week — perhaps as soon as Monday, if the inspection goes well. The restaurant’s interior is complete and employees are wrapping up preparations for the opening.

  • SB

    How come BGR is already saying it’s open? http://twitter.com/#!/BGRBurgerJoint

    • Good question. I talked to the general manager last night and he told me no sooner than Monday. Also, the BGR web site says they’re opening on Monday. And no one is answering the phones.

      • Happy_Hour

        It may be a “soft opening.” Some work colleagues told me they were giving out free food at lunch, and would be doing so again from 5-7PM this evening.

    • John Fontain

      Premature etweetulation?

  • CW

    Well, back on April 9th it looks like they tweeted “open next week”.

    Under-promise, over-deliver. Surprises make everyone happy.

  • DudeGuy

    brgr:shack is open

    • Modwop

      Wrong festival of consonants, Dude…how are the brown-flip-flopped masses supposed to keep this straight?

  • Ballstonia

    Just passed by. There’s a line out the door and word on the street is that free burgers, drinks, and sides can be had.

  • Indeed. You get a burger, one side item and fountain drink and yes, it was free. I got the turkey burger and side of asparagus. Total was $14.59. I didnt get a drink. My total wait was about 25 minutes.
    My only concern: one of the cooks was checking his cell phone (wearing gloves) while handling food…

  • If its anything like the one at Lyon Village, I’ll pass. Greasy meat and soggy bread. Like Eddie Murphy’s welfare burger, but it costs 10 bucks.


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