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Chix Confirms It’s Opening a Restaurant in Navy Yard

by Tim Regan — April 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Chix dc, photo via ChixLatin American eatery Chix will open a new location in Navy Yard in July, the restaurant chain announced yesterday.

The forthcoming fast casual chicken restaurant will open at 1210 Half St. SE, which is next to the Navy Yard Metro stop and roughly one block away from Nationals Park.

The new store will serve the eatery’s menu of “chicken and vegetarian homestyle meals,” according to the press release.

The announcement confirms a story we published two weeks ago regarding whether Chix was coming to the area.

More information from Chix:

Chix is hatching its third location this summer in Navy Yard: 1210 Half Street, SE Washington DC 20003. The fast casual concept aims to open in July, adjacent to the Navy Yard Metro stop and one block from Nationals Park. The space is 1,972 SqFt, and will have about 45 seats.

Chix will feature the same affordable menu as its other two stores, located at 2019 11th St NW (est. 2007) and 1121 14th St NW (est. 2013). We will be open 7 days a week and we will offer dine-in, takeout and delivery for lunch and dinner, as well as catering. The owners (married duo Lukas Umana and Victoria Garcia-Umana) plan on keeping the look very casual and simple like the other Chix restaurants – using mostly repurposed, recycled and eco-friendly construction materials. “When we design a space we don’t seek to replicate our other stores, rather we get inspired by the neighborhood and we shop around locally for unique used pieces that we reuse or repurpose,” said Victoria Garcia-Umana.

Chix was started in 2007 with a commitment to offer everyday food made with real ingredients. Our specialty is chicken and vegetarian homestyle meals with a Latin flavor. The menu focuses on quarter, half or whole chicken meals paired with sides and our signature sauces. The grilled boneless chicken breast meal is another best-selling item. We also offer a variety of wraps, gluten free “chop bowls” as well as salads and soups that are made from scratch each day. The majority of the menu stays the same throughout the year, although the “vegetable of the moment” changes based on the season. “My wife and I were both raised in Miami, so when we opened Chix in 2007, we wanted to provide a healthy version of the Latin food we grew up eating,” says owner Lukas Umana. Chix also provides affordable and delicious catering services, featuring a popular $11.50 menu that includes grilled chicken, organic brown rice, organic black beans, Spanish salad, home-made dressings and signature sauces.

All of the chicken we serve is naturally raised, certified antibiotic free, hormone free, halal and locally sourced from Shenandoah Valley Organic Farms located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Lukas Umana notes that “we’ve been using certified antibiotic free chicken, organic ingredients and compostable packaging from the beginning, it’s always been important to us even though it was difficult to source when we first opened.”

Photo via Facebook / Chix

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