UPDATE: The official opening date of Royal Farms in Ashburn is March 19.
Just a quick update — we’ve gotten word that the new Royal Farms gas station and convenience store in the Broadlands will tentatively open to the public March 3. (*DATE CHANGE: March 19) The date could change, but that’s what the company is targeting right now.
As regular readers of The Burn know, this will be the first Royal Farms location in Loudoun County as the Maryland-based brand aggressively moves into Virginia. The Ashburn Royal Farms will have more than 20 gas pumps, will serve its famous fried chicken in the in-store restaurant and will be open 24 hours.
One more tip for folks who like to be in the know — the nickname for Royal Farms is “RoFo.” Start working that into your vocabulary now.
Meanwhile, no official word yet when the new Lidl grocery store will open next door to the RoFo. (See what we did there.) The latest report we’ve heard is sometime in mid-March.