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True Food Kitchen Plans to Fill Former M & S Grill Spot in RTC

by Catherine Douglas Moran February 8, 2019 at 10:45 am 6 Comments

Restaurant chain True Food Kitchen plans to open its Reston location at M & S Grill’s former spot in Reston Town Center.

The restaurant will fill the vacant spot at 11901 Democracy Drive, which has been empty since M & S Grill closed last year on New Year’s Day.

When True Food Kitchen will open, though, remains unclear.

While Reston Town Center said a press release last month that the chain will be one of six newcomers slated to open this year.

The next day, a post on Reston Town Center’s Facebook page said: “True Food Kitchen, the award-winning restaurant that has pioneered health-conscious dining, will bring its seasonal menu offering brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails to Reston Town Center starting Spring 2020!”

A spokeswoman for True Food Kitchen told Reston Now she was not aware of an exact opening date and that the chain will announce its job fair as it gets closer to opening in Reston Town Center. The Reston address is not listed with the locations “coming soon” on the website, which includes spots opening in the spring, summer and fall this year.

Located across the country, True Food Kitchen focuses on offering food based Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. The chain currently has a location in Fairfax and plans to open in Arlington.

Image via Google Maps

  • tattler

    Spring 2020?! Do they have to raise the animals and crops they’ll be using in their food or something?!

    Or perhaps they’re waiting for the Boston Properties fiasco to implode so they can get a better deal on rent costs and get more people visiting the RTC

    • David Romero

      More likely they are waiting for the metro and related development.

  • restonista

    Maybe a lease contingent on future outcomes of current lawsuits…

  • Why do you bother?

    Another example of corporate not reading local news?

  • Big Drop

    Why is there still a sign in the window? This means the former space of the M & S Grill will have been vacant for two years by the time they open.

  • Blair

    Not sure why businesses find RTC an attractive location when there is an active and clearly impactful boycot underway with no sign of it losing popularity anytime soon. Seems like a lot of risk to take on, especially for restaurants which are already risky investments.


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