For owner-operator Jamie Mansy, a 3rd generation restaurateur with 20 years in the business, the opening of the Tysons Corner location marked a milestone of success for the business. Having opened his first Basic Burger location in Arlington in 2016, the business moved to Pentagon Row in 2019, where success seemed inevitable as Pentagon workers streamed in during the day and Arlington residents filled the bar and restaurant in the evening. When the government shut down a few months later, the business - located a stone's throw from the Pentagon - the business refocused on its bar and evening traffic.
When the government reopened, the town square location prospered, and Mansy shopped for a second location, focusing on a space in Clarendon. The Virginia native was ready to sign a lease in late February of 2020, but delays prevented the lease signing - an event Mansy now credits with the survival of the restaurant, having dodged opening during the pandemic. In the summer of 2021 the Route 7 Tysons opportunity became available, a property owned by JBG and adjacent to a Walmart. Battling months of supply chain and regulatory approval issues, the latest outpost is officially ready to open on May 18th. Mansy, who had worked at the CIA and Georgetown University in its food concessions, is already planning for expansion in the surrounding Virginia suburbs. For the moment, however, the focus will be opening the new store, with beer and wine license in the offing, serving certified Angus beef, crispy fries and shakes, along with Beyond Beef burgers.
Basic Burger will officially open on May 18th, 2022. Route 7, Tysons Corner.
Located in front of the Tysons Corner Walmart