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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-518-3098 (Vassar College)