November 9, 2012

J. Alexander’s Going Shopping for DC Locations

J. Alexander’s is shopping around DC to open up restaurants in the region.

Brokerage firm Miller Walker Retail Real Estate will be showing representatives from the company around town next week to look at potential locations for the restaurant. They’re interested in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Broker Bill Miller says the group is interested in the “usual suspects” when it comes to locations — the East End, downtown, Georgetown, Tysons Corner and Bethesda. “Mostly just great sites with a good lunch [crowd],” Miller said.

J. Alexander’s restaurants are large — about 8,000 square feet in size — and known for having an extensive wine selection. A typical menu features burgers, flatbreads, entrees like steaks and seafoods, salads and taco platters. Consumer Reports listed the restaurant group in its top nine U.S. restaurant chains. The Nashville-based restaurant group, which was bought out by Fidelity in June, has more than 30 locations.