Asian street food chain Hawkers in Ballston eyeing August opening | ARLnow

Hawkers, the Asian avenue food stuff cafe chain, is now aiming for a mid-August opening in Ballston.

The eatery was at first supposed to open again in spring 2021 and, then, June of this 12 months, but supply chain concerns have delayed it now two times, the business claims.

“Because so considerably of our machines is extremely specialised to in good shape our concept — for occasion, our wok stations are all totally custom made to our menu, and our electrical panels are personalized to manage our neon signage installations — the provide chain constraints delayed our design timeline,” writes a organization spokesperson. “Our makers and suppliers worked as speedily as they could, but they could only build as unique pieces and electrical parts became obtainable.”

The developing chain initially announced it was opening a place at 4201 Wilson Blvd, on the floor floor of the Ballston Trade workplace intricate, practically two several years back in July 2020.

Orlando-based Hawkers was established in 2011 when “four finest pals joined forces (like the Avengers, but far better) to carry the streets of Asia to the streets of Orlando, Fla.” The cafe has about a dozen open locations in numerous various states. That features a Bethesda outpost — the initially in the D.C. region — which opened in late 2020.

The menu highlights avenue foodstuff from throughout the Asian continent, including dim sum, baos, hen wings, pad Thai, noodle dishes, and fried rice.

When the new Ballston place opens in a several months, it will be the 1st Hawkers in Virginia and the 1st to have a get-out window.

“The Ballston community is vivid, complete of vitality, and very social — all of which are features that align beautifully with the Hawkers manufacturer,” the spokesperson claimed, when asked why the company chose the neighborhood. “We can not hold out to open up our doors and get to know the Ballston local community on a further amount.”

The restaurant is now selecting servers, bartenders, line cooks, hosts and dishwashers.