After several months of unforeseen build-out delays, Z-Burger finally received its certificate of occupancy on Friday and will officially open on Tuesday at Waterfront Station. The hours of operation are as follows:
Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 10am
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 12am
About 25 employees have been hired at the store with some of them being Southwest residents. This is the fourth Z-Burger restaurant to open since the concept was born about four years ago. Other locations include Tenleytown, Glover Park, and White Marsh. Two other locations are planned in Columbia Heights (set to open next month) and in Arlington. Peter Tabibian, the owner, plans to open several other locations in the next few years. Despite the added expense needed to overcome the delays (including paying rent for several months in an unopened restaurant) Peter is bullish on the success of his new restaurant in Southwest.
Below are some photos I took of the interior back on Friday. It was really bright outside, so some of the photos came out a bit dark...
|The "red carpet" leads from the front door to the register.|
|If you bring your children, high chair seats are available!|
|I think they're prepared for the masses.|
|A view back towards the front of the store.|
|Fancy soft drink machines.|
|Customers will be able to see their food get prepared behind the register area.|
|Close-up view of part of the menu, with prices.|
|Some seating is reserved for the handicapped.|
|Angel wing design hung from the ceiling.|
|Seventy-five flavors of shakes and malts!|