Home » Silver Diner to Open 19th Restaurant, First Location in Loudoun County
Silver Diner is opening its 19th restaurant in Ashburn, Virginia (20530 Heron Overlook Plaza, Ashburn, Va. 20147) on June 30. The 6,000 square foot restaurant is located in the Commonwealth Center at the corner of Loudoun County Parkway and Russell Branch Parkway, close to One Loudoun. It will be open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night (7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday,) and will feature its famous menu with healthy options, and a full bar. In addition to spacious indoor dining, the restaurant also has an outdoor patio.
The design at the Ashburn restaurant is in keeping with the new architectural design “Silver Diner 2.0” that was created by Silver Diner’s architectural partner, CORE architecture + design. It is similar to the design used for the Rio (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Columbia (Md.) locations.
Thanks to a highly talented executive chef and co-founder, Ype Von Hengst, Silver Diner provides a menu with exceptional choices from diner classics to vegan, plant-based, gluten-free and low calorie. Many of the ingredients used are sourced from local farms. Von Hengst, who is known not only for his win on “Chopped” and other television food competitions, has won national awards for his healthy menu.
For more than 30 years, Silver Diner has been a much-loved, locally-owned business. Several years ago, the owners developed an expansion plan and have opened four new restaurants over the past two years (the Alexandria location opened during the height of the pandemic) with more planned.
“We’ve adapted our restaurants to meet various architectural retail opportunities and we’ve adapted to best meet our customer demands and needs,” explained Robert Giaimo, co-founder and CEO of Silver Diner. “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. We want our customers to be able to enjoy our food in whatever environment best suits them.”
During the pandemic, Silver Diner pivoted to a more robust takeout and delivery plan and added outdoor seating at all its restaurants. In addition to practicing all the standard pandemic protocols, Silver Diner installed a hospital-grade HVAC/UV light system that increases air flow and forces air over UV light coils. At night, when the restaurant is closed, the interior is bathed in UV light to help kill bacteria and germs on surfaces. All Silver Diner restaurants have the system, including Ashburn.
Giving back to the community is important to Silver Diner. The organization partners with area schools in each of its communities. Silver Diner’s Eat Well Do Well program has given more than $1 million to area schools for nutrition and fitness programs.
The restaurant also partners with Real Food for Kids, an organization dedicated to ensuring that children throughout the area have healthy nutrition options in school and outside of school. During the pandemic, Real Food for Kids partnered with Silver Diner and other restaurants in a program called Chefs Feeding Families that provided more than 150,000 free meals for families throughout the DMV.
In celebration of the Ashburn opening, Silver Diner and Real Food for Kids will host a Summer of Giving Campaign that will kick off company-wide on June 28 (kickoff will be June 30 at Ashburn to coincide with the opening.) For every online $10 donation to Real Food for Kids, guests will receive a certificate for up to $10 off their next dine in visit at Silver Diner. Funds raised will go towards the Chefs Feeding Families campaign to be able to continue to feed families in need through the summer. Real Food for Kids will also hold a five-week virtual raffle starting June 28 where every donation will provide a chance to win a prize. The goal for the overall campaign is to feed at least 10,000 families this summer. For more information, visit www.realfoodforkids.org/silverdinerashburn.
To learn more about Silver Diner, visit www.silverdiner.com.
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About Silver Diner
With restaurants throughout Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, Silver Diner is the preferred local restaurant for families seeking high-quality and healthier choices. Built on the values of integrity, quality and putting people first, the first Silver Diner was established in 1989 in Rockville, Maryland. Since then, Silver Diner has grown to own and operate 19 restaurants, serving three million customers yearly throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst ensures that food quality is a top priority, incorporating local ingredients wherever possible. By purchasing fresh and local ingredients, such as hormone free, all-natural meats, milk free of bovine growth hormone and free-range chickens, Chef Ype keeps menu items chef-driven and customer-focused. In addition, Silver Diner serves vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-calorie items. The Silver Diner Kids Menu has won national accolades for its healthy items and has been part of a Tufts University research study on what restaurants can do to effectively encourage children to eat healthy. For more information and to view the complete directory of locations, go to www.SilverDiner.com. Visit Silver Diner on Facebook or follow @Silver_Diner on Twitter.