Sayed Sanaei, the owner of Dice Burger, doesn’t want to close the Annandale burger restaurant but might have to if business doesn’t improve.
Dice Burger opened at 7023 Columbia Pike in February 2014. In addition to several varieties of burgers cooked on a wood-burning grill, the fast-casual restaurant offers burritos, veggie burgers, ribs, chili, gyros, hot dogs, and salads.
“Unfortunately, after nearly six years, our business has not taken off the way it should have. It seems that this area is not as busy as we had hoped and we have not seen much support from the community,” Sanaei says.
“Our food is fresh and high quality, as shown by our high reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook,” he says. “However, we cannot afford to stay open much longer with the way our business has been.”
The restaurant has its share of loyal, regular customers, but not enough of them. Several people were enjoying dinner at Dice Burger on Friday evening, but Sanaei says “the dining room should be packed.”
There’s a for-lease sign in the parking lot, and Sanaei says he might close Dice Burger if the property owner gets a better offer, but “we are trying to stay.”
“Come here and support us,” he says.