|The Glory Days in Burke.|
Glory Days had initially planned to move into that spot in 2015 but that deal fell through. Since then, there was a plan to open a Virginia DMV customer service center there. That proposal was was strongly opposed by local residents. and the DMV announced in January 2016 that it dropped plans for that move.
The new Barcroft Plaza location for Glory Days, a family-friendly sports-themed restaurant, will feature more than 7,000 square feet of dining, bar, and private banquet seating, with several TVs broadcasting sports, news, and entertainment programming.
There are 27 corporate and franchised Glory Days restaurants, including 15 in Virginia, five in Florida, six in Maryland, and one in West Virginia. The menu focuses on burgers, sandwiches, and wings, although the restaurants also offer a variety of entrees and appetizers.
“We are thrilled to welcome Glory Days Grill to the Lake Barcroft neighborhood,” said Kari Glinski, director of asset management at Federal Realty Investment Trust, which owns Barcroft Plaza. The community will benefit from “Glory Days’ commitment and deep ties to our local schools.”
The Falls Church restaurant will provide fundraising programs for schools and teams, and managers will accept applications for team sponsorships starting in the fall of 2017, the company states. Last year, Glory Days restaurants donated over $480,000 to schools and teams through sponsorships, fundraising, and other community programs.
“Like all Glory Days Grill restaurants,” the company says, “the Falls Church location will focus on product excellence with the highest standards in food quality and safety, a love of sports, and a dedication to the community.”