Taffer’s Tavern Announces First Location In Washington, D.C.
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Taffer’s Tavern Announces First Location In Washington, D.C.

Jon Taffer’s franchise partner signs lease to open next to Capital One Arena in D.C.’s Penn Quarter

May 13, 2021 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON, D.C. - Taffer's Tavern, the innovative new full service tavern concept founded by industry leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, today unveiled the location for its first of multiple restaurants coming to the Washington, D.C., metro area. Cuisine Solutions, the world’s leading manufacturer of sous vide foods and Taffer’s Tavern franchisee for the Washington, D.C., metro, signed a lease to bring the ‘Restaurant of the Future’ to 700 6th Street NW in the high-energy Penn Quarter neighborhood. Taffer originally tapped Cuisine Solutions to assist with menu development and kitchen design for Taffer’s Tavern, now the world’s authority on sous vide technology will operate the first D.C. location in alignment with its core of innovation. The future Taffer’s Tavern location is adjacent to the Capital One Arena complex and Gallery Place rapid transit station of the Washington Metro, all within walking distance to national landmarks, museums and popular attractions.

“We have found a class A property in the heart of downtown that gives us a perfect foundation to transform the space and work with Jon to bring the Taffer’s Tavern vision to life in D.C.,” said Cuisine Solutions President and CEO Felipe Hasselmann. “With an eye toward the future, we envision adding to the vibrancy of the area with locals, tourists and professionals alike enjoying what we bring to the table. The location is a perfect spot to catch up with neighbors over cocktails, grab a beer before the game, or enjoy a great meal and explore everything the district has to offer.”

Taffer is leveraging his decades of experience in the hospitality industry, along with the latest advancements in food prep/service technology and the industry’s highest safety standards, to start a casual dining revolution. The first outpost of the casual-dining brand opened just outside of Atlanta in Alpharetta, Georgia, last fall. 

“I am proud to see the continued brand momentum for Taffer’s Tavern, as this D.C. lease signing comes fresh off of additional franchise deals to expand the brand in Vegas, Orlando, Savannah and more,” said Jon Taffer. “With each new location, we’re building the next generation of casual dining by combining advanced technology, safety protocols and unique guest experiences. I’m looking forward to continuing our partnership with Cuisine Solutions and seeing the concept grow throughout the region - and across the country.”

Inspired by the quintessential neighborhood pub, a regular gathering place for locals and visitors alike, Taffer’s Tavern is designed with traditional Old-World taverns in mind, its ambiance is inviting, warm and comfortable, distinguished by dark woods, soft leathers, copper accents and exceptional food and beverage offerings.

“Jon and the Cuisine Solutions team recognize that now is the perfect time to secure your space in the restaurant industry, as people will be craving the full-service dining experience once restrictions are lifted,” said Fransmart CEO Dan Rowe. “This Sixth Street location in D.C. was previously a restaurant, so the framework is already there. Conversions help reduce typical startup costs and there is currently a lot of class A real estate available with attractive lease options.”

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