Roaming Rooster Update: Construction in Full Swing in Downtown Silver Spring

Construction has begun at the new Roaming Rooster location in Downtown Silver Spring, following the recent announcement.

The upcoming restaurant will replace the former Flip’d by IHOP at 8537 Georgia Ave., which closed last June when the company decided to discontinue the quick-serve concept.

This will mark Roaming Rooster’s third location in Montgomery County, joining its existing spots at Pike & Rose and the Firstfield Shopping Center. The local chain, which started as a food truck in 2015, is known for its variety of fried chicken options, including sandwiches, tenders, wings, and more:

The idea of a food truck with fried chicken that you could feel good about eating: free-range, grain-fed, and antibiotic free chicken served fresh every day. Within months, word got out on social media about the delicious poultry menu and the demand for Roaming Rooster soon called for the expansion from one food truck to three and subsequently, to numerous brick and mortars. Since then, the popularity of the only food truck in D.C. serving tasty free-range chicken has grown massively. Requests for catering, private events, and scheduled food truck visits have been pouring in from D.C. and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. The fast expansion of Roaming Rooster in just under a year is easy to explain – where your food comes from matters, and we bring that ideal to every meal we serve.

A Roaming Rooster representative said that while construction and permitting are currently in progress, an opening date for the new Downtown Silver Spring location has not yet been determined. The Source will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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