Restaurants

PF Chang’s closes permanently at the Dulles Town Center

The restaurant had served up Chinese-inspired fare since 2010.

PF Chang’s has closed its Loudoun location for good. The company announced this week that the Chinese restaurant chain was closing the Dulles Town Center location permanently.

“It has been our pleasure to serve the community. However, we would like to inform you that as of May 5, 2020, we have made the very difficult decision to close at this location,” says the message on the answering machine at the restaurant. It goes on to encourage customers to go to other PF Chang’s locations. The closest one to Loudoun appears to be in Fairfax.

Image: PF Chang’s

PF Changs has been part of the Dulles Town Center dining scene in Sterling since it opened in 2010. It sits in a prominent spot — next door to the Cheesecake Factory restaurant — outside one of the mall’s main entrances.

Image: PF Chang’s

It’s been a rough time for malls in general and this includes the Dulles Town Center. Two large anchor spots — the former Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor department stores — sit empty. There are more smaller store spaces vacant inside the mall. Meanwhile, the former Macaroni Grill has been empty for years, the former Green Turtle is vacant again, and now PF Chang’s.

(Big thank you to reader Heather Richey for the news tip.)

(Image at top: Dulles Town Center)

3 Comments
  1. Martin Thurn 3 years ago
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    The giant horse is GONE already. Only his hooves remain 🙁

  2. D.A. Trappert 3 years ago
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    I used to really like PF Chang’s when it first started. The food was good and the place was packed – I lived in Texas at the time. The last few times I tried the Dulles location, however, it was mostly empty, and you never knew from visit to visit what you were going to get. There was no consistency even when you ordered the same dish. (Assuming they even got your order right.) So no surprise here. Looks like they may need to tear down the Dulles Mall and start over–unless they can get an Apple Store or something that actually draws in customers.

  3. Frank 3 years ago
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    Service and stability is a problem for PF’s across the country. Never been happy about it, I visited 4 different California Locations. There is a reason chains like this or Rainforest have failure. Its not entirely the Market its what they provide.

    I say put an ElephantBar or Lazy Dog in there.

    Cheesecake is always busy and has provided a constant Good experience. I reward that.

    As far as mall, it needs An apple store and DisneyStore. How can you be a mall without? the big box stores take over, maybe a Target in the mall or Ikea? Either would boost its standing. and such a shame cause its a very nice mall.

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