Whoever said “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” didn’t know about Basil Leaf Grill. To celebrate its 1-year anniversary, the Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant at Loudoun Station is offering free lunch and free dinner to guests on Thursday, Dec. 15.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, diners can try a free meal on the house. The only caveat is that the offer is dine-in only. So relax and enjoy the restaurant’s colorful dining room while you enjoy your food.

If you haven’t been, Basil Leaf Grill is similar in style to Cava, Chipotle and other restaurants where you customize your meal to your exact wants and likes. You walk down a short counter, selecting your base (rice, salad, etc.), your protein (steak, chicken, ground beef, shrimp, etc.), your toppings and your sauces. Our favorite is the basmati rice with the chicken kabob, chickpeas, lentils, grilled onions, tabbouleh, seasoned tomatoes and a little garlic yogurt sauce.

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Images: Basil Leaf