Supermarket will include a restaurant, The Burger Bar
Wegmans said the new store carries more than 60,000 products, of which more than 4,000 are organic. The offerings include an extensive array of prepared foods, from barbecue at the Homestyle Bar to made-to-order salads and authentic Italian pizza baked in a custom rotating brick-hearth oven. Executive Chef Halit Ozdemir oversees 130 culinarians at the store, which also features a restaurant called The Burger Bar, which specializes in such fare as burgers, fresh salads and soup, and has a drink menu that includes signature margaritas.
“We’ll have an amazing variety of restaurant food. I can’t wait for our customers to see this store,” said Ozdemir, who trained at the original The Burger Bar location near Wegmans’ headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. to prepare for the restaurant’s Virginia debut. “On any given day, you might find me at the new made-to-order Mexican station, expediting orders at The Burger Bar, or rolling sushi. I like to work side-by-side with members of my team. We all learn from each other.”
The store’s prepared food offerings are available for take out, and customers can also choose to dine in, as the store has indoor and outdoor seating for nearly 300.
For those looking to save time, deliveries by Instacart allow Wegmans customers to complete their grocery shopping online and have orders delivered to their door in as little as one hour.
Store manager Brien MacKendrick said the Chantilly supermarket will employ 500 people, most of them new to the company and hired locally. Wegmans’ workforce in Virginia is more than 5,000 strong, and that number will grow with future store locations slated for Virginia Beach, Tysons Corner, Alexandria (Carlyle), and Arcola. Company-wide, Wegmans employs about 48,000 people.