Loudoun County's first Silver Diner location opened Wednesday in Commonwealth Center at the corner of Russell Branch Parkway and Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn.
This is Silver Diner's 19th restaurant, and the new 6,000 square-foot space features an outdoor patio, full indoor bar and Silver Diner's signature counter and diner accents.
Ype Von Hengst, executive chef and co-founder of Silver Diner, offers a menu with locally-sourced products in addition to traditional diner classics and a full bar.
Also on the menu are vegan, plant-based, gluten-free and low-calorie items. Silver Diner has also been recognized for having one of the healthiest kids menus in the country, according to company officials.
Von Hengst is known for his win on “Chopped” and other competitions and has won national awards for his menu at Silver Diner.
Robert Giaimo, co-founder and CEO of Silver Dinner, said the restaurant has continued to expand and has adapted and pivoted during the pandemic to meet customer needs and demands.
“The key to our success has been adaptability and evolution. Not only have we adapted our architecture and evolved our menu but we have also now created multiple dining options—indoor, outdoor, curbside carhop, takeout and delivery," Giaimo said in a prepared statement.
"We want our customers to be able to enjoy our food in whatever environment best suits them,” he said.
The restaurant has installed a hospital-grade HVAC/UV light system in all its locations, including Ashburn, according to company officials.
Silver Diner gives back to the community through its Eat Well Do Well program which has provided more than $1 million to area schools for nutrition and fitness programs.
Another nonprofit partner is Real Food for Kids, an organization dedicated to ensuring that children have healthy nutrition options in school and outside of school. During the pandemic Real Food for Kids partnered with Silver Diner and other restaurants called Chefs Feeding Families that provided more than 150,000 free meals for families in the Washington, D.C. area.
In celebration of the Ashburn location's opening, for every online donation for Real Food for Kids, guests will receive a certificate for up to $10 off their next dine-in visit at Silver Diner.
Silver Diner is open daily from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.