been to the Chuy’s in Springfield, so came in just a bit biased on the
side of “YAY! They’re coming to our area!” And we weren’t
disappointed. This new Chuy’s is taking the place of Macaroni Grill at
the corner of Prince William Parkway and Telegraph Road. The weather
last night was gorgeous, which was wonderful because the building
renovation isn’t finished yet, so we were out in the parking lot — a
party tent, music, and tables completed the fun vibe.
staff was very friendly (which is something that Chuy’s takes pride in)
and we got to meet management as well. While we were standing around
enjoying our nachos, no less than three different staff members stopped
by to make sure we were having fun, to see if we needed anything, and
just to thank us for being there. Many of the staff members had their
kids there, too. (I almost felt guilty for not bringing our boys.
Their food is fresh and delicious. The margaritas
are made with fresh lime juice — and yes, I definitely tried one of
those. A few guys were mashing up avocados for fresh guacamole
(mmmmmmm…. fresh guacamole….), and for grins I asked them to
estimate how many avocados the restaurant goes through in a week. After
a few mental calculations (this many cases per day, that many avocados
per case…), the answer was a shocking “probably about 5,000.” Five.
Thousand. Avocados. A week. It’s being made constantly in their
kitchens in a really big bowl so that YOUR guacamole will be as fresh as
MY guacamole was last night.
Finally, Chuy’s believes in
partnering with the community, and the have formed a charity partnership
with our own local Youth for Tomorrow. We heard from YFT’s CEO about
their work within the greater Prince William County area, which was
enlightening and encouraging. They’re doing good work right here in our
area, and Chuy’s is helping. Win-win.
looks like all of you guys are going to have to wait until December or
January to enjoy a Chuy’s right down the road. In the meantime, there’s
one in Springfield, and another in Fairfax, if you want to get your
Tex-Mex on before then. Oh, and you can “like” them on Facebook: