Industry News | December 17, 2009

Mongolian Grill Opens First Virginia Location

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bd's Mongolian Grill is opening its newest restaurant on December 17 in Hampton, Virginia, coupled with a $1,000 donation to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula. The interactive, create-your-own stir-fry restaurant is located on Von Schilling Drive in the Peninsula Town Center. With 35 restaurants throughout the U.S., this location is the first bd's to open in Virginia.

"We are thrilled to bring this unique dining experience to the Hampton area," says Rodger Head, president and CEO of bd's Mongolian Grill. "We are particularly excited about belonging to the Peninsula Town Center. This modern, upscale shopping center will bring a new level of excitement to the area."

bd's hired 149 employees for the 6,700-square-foot Hampton location, which seats approximately 174 guests in its distinctive environment with an array of Mongolian photography and décor. Numerous pieces of original art from the "Mon-Ael" Mongolian Cultural Center for the Arts (created by several Mongolian artists residing throughout the U.S.) provide a flair to the restaurant's personality.

bd's will donate $1,000 to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula, a charitable organization that manages and distributes purchased and donated food and grocery products to charitable agencies that directly help the needy. In addition, bd's offers a "Guest Griller" fundraising program for non-profit organizations.

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