|Still under wraps, but now hiring.|
The Chipotle owned, Asian themed restaurant ShopHouse is now hiring for its first-in-the-nation DC location. To me, that says the opening date can't be too, too far off in the future. Chipotle already operates over 1,000 fast casual Mexican food restaurants, including locations all over the DC area. Their ShopHouse brand will be inspired by the cuisine of Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. I'm intrigued.
The Dupont location is the first floor of what used to be the Riggs Bank building, adjacent to the Dupont Metro station. PNC Bank inhabited the building after buying Riggs and went about re-leasing the Connecticut Avenue storefronts to other retail businesses. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen will be located at 1516 Connecticut Ave NW, joining AT&T, Sweetgreen, and BGR. By the way, ShopHouse is hiring for line cooks, prep cooks, and of course, servers.