Earlier this year, Ashburn resident Angela Goodman was looking for a change from her corporate job, but she didn’t expect a hunger for good breakfast would lead her to her next big venture.
Goodman and her husband, Scott, officially opened Famous Toastery in Ashburn on Friday, and have plans to open three more locations throughout Loudoun County within the next four years.
The breakfast spot is a favorite among locals in the Charlotte, NC, area where it first opened under the name Toast. The concept quickly grew to three locations in North Carolina, serving new and loyal clients dishes such as made-from-scratch portabella mushroom Benedict and avocado omelets. The company grew into a franchise system, in 2013.
Goodman first discovered the restaurant when her family lived in the Charlotte area. When her family moved to Ashburn two years ago Goodman said, “we were looking for a place to go for good, fresh breakfast food and there was just nothing like that.”
She later heard the company offered franchise opportunities, and quickly signed on. She said it’s the quality of the food and the service that makes her proud to be a part of the Famous Toastery team. The restaurant adopts a service model described as “every server is your server.”
Robert Maynard, founder and CEO of Famous Toastery, said the Loudoun County location will mark the restaurant’s fourth state. “It’s exciting… Being so close to the capital is also really great for us, as we look to further expand in Virginia and the DC market,” he said. “It’s a great market with a great franchisee.”
Goodman has already scouted spots in Leesburg, Purcellville and the South Riding area for Famous Toastery locations over the next four years. Maynard expects the next Loudoun location to open by the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018, and he forsees as many as 15 locations throughout the Washington, DC, metro area. “The sky is the limit,” he added.
Visit Famous Toastery at 43780 Central Station Drive, Suite 150, in Ashburn. Learn more at famoustoastery.com.