When Gary and Diane Reedy opened Famous Toastery in Reston two years ago, the couple looked forward to running a brunch and breakfast spot near Reston Town Center’s future Metro station.
Nearly two years after operating Famous Toastery, the couple decided to close the Reston location at 12100 Sunset Hills Road. The business, which offers a combination of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options, is one of several ground-floor retailers at RTC West, a mixed-use development owned by JBG Smith.
It is the last business venture for the couple, which built several businesses — including some of the first laser tag facilities in the area — in previous years.
Gary Reedy says the landlord of the property was difficult to deal with during the pandemic.
He says that although a discount on the rent was offered for six months, payments had to be paid back over two years.
‘We tried working with the landlord over the spring and summer with no progress,’ Reedy said.
The couple is now retired after 25 years of building businesses in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
Famous Toastery has locations throughout the country, including a location in Ashburn and Roanoke.
Photo via Carlos Banos
A new brunch and breakfast spot is set to open in RTC West in less than two weeks.
The restaurant is currently hiring. Its next job fairs at 12100 Sunset Hills Road, R6 are scheduled for:
- Today (April 2): 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Thursday (April 4): 4-8 p.m.
- Saturday (April 6): noon-4 p.m.
The restaurant will join RTC West’s growing food scene, which includes Honeygrow, Mezeh Mediterranean Grill and BGR The Burger Joint. Fine-dining, Indian restaurant Bombay Velvet is also set to open soon at RTC West.
A new sit-down restaurant is joining the food scene at JBG Smith’s RTC West development (12120 Sunset Hills Road).
Gary Ready, the Reston location’s owner who was born and raised in Fairfax County, said the restaurant is currently in the process of receiving permits from Fairfax County. Ready, who has been behind several businesses over the last 25 years in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, said he was intrigued by the restaurant’s high-quality ingredients and speed of service.
“The average ticket time is 10 minutes. A lot of other restaurants in Reston Town Center give you quick service. This is one of the few sit-down restaurants in Reston where you can get the sit-down experience and still be in and out in 30 minutes,” he told Reston Now.
Ready said the restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can seat between 100 to 105 people.
County records indicate the building plan is under review.
Photo via Famous Toastery