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Arlington BurgerFi to Re-Open in January

Vassar students and others in the Arlington area will soon have a new dining option. BurgerFi, the popular fast casual restaurant known for its all-natural Angus beef burgers, will re-open for business.

The restaurant, located adjacent to the College Store at the corner of Raymond and Collegeview avenues, closed last spring when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the college to suspend classes and other activities on campus. Hannah Keyser, BurgerFi’s vice president of marketing, announced that the restaurant is scheduled to re-open in January, in plenty of time for Vassar students’ return to classes in mid-February.

Keyser said the restaurant is partnering with several major food delivery services – Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub – to transport food orders to student residences. Under current COVID-19 protocols, students are prohibited from leaving the campus. Students will be able to make BurgerFi purchases with their Arlington Bucks dining cards, Keyser said. Under the Arlington Bucks program, students receive $100 on their dining card that they may spend at establishments in the Arlington Business District, adjacent to the campus.

Bryan Swarthout, Vassar’s vice president for Finance and Administration
, said he was pleased to be able to assist Burger Fi as they planned for re-opening. “Since it opened in 2014, BurgerFi has been a popular option for lunch, dinner and nighttime snacks for many of our students and staff,” Swarthout said.  “We welcome this popular restaurant’s return to the Arlington business community.”

BurgerFi offers a diverse menu that includes premium chef-crafted burgers, award-winning vegetarian VegeFi
® burger, all-natural, cage-free chicken sandwiches and tenders, fresh-cut sides, and frozen custard shakes and concretes. The Spicy Fi’ed Chicken Sandwich is made with all-natural, cage-free chicken breast from Springer Mountain Farms.

Contact: Larry Hertz,, 845-518-3098 (Vassar College)

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, December 21, 2020