Opening Date Announced for Roaming Rooster in Pike & Rose

The grand opening for Roaming Rooster at 11586 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, is set for June 21st. The 1,843-square-foot restaurant will feature its famous buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, sides, salads and an all week breakfast menu. A minority- and family-owned business founded in 2015, Roaming Rooster began as a food truck that traveled across the Washington, D.C. metro region. Its popularity grew and today there are several food trucks and multiple storefronts. This will be the first Roaming Rooster in Maryland and Montgomery County and its sixth fast-casual restaurant in the region.

The restaurant also posted on Facebook that it is, “Hiring immediately for DMV’s “Hottest New Sandwich Shop”. We are getting ready to open our first location in Rockville, MD and looking to add 20-30 team members who are hardworking and ready to start training immediately.”
About Roaming Rooster, courtesy of

In early 2015, Roaming Rooster was founded in Washington, D.C. by a family with a unique concept. The idea of a food truck with fried chicken that you could feel good about eating: free-range, grain-fed, and antibiotic free chicken served fresh every day. Within months, word got out on social media about the delicious poultry menu and the demand for Roaming Rooster soon called for the expansion from one food truck to three and subsequently, to numerous brick and mortars. Since then, the popularity of the only food truck in D.C. serving tasty free-range chicken has grown massively. Requests for catering, private events, and scheduled food truck visits have been pouring in from D.C. and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. The fast expansion of Roaming Rooster in just under a year is easy to explain – where your food comes from matters, and we bring that ideal to every meal we serve.

What exactly is free-range chicken? A free-range chicken is a bird that is provided consistent access to the outdoors, fresh vegetation, sunshine, and room to roam around. These birds are not given antibiotics or chemicals of any sort. We believe it’s essential to raise livestock in a humane and natural way. It’s important to us that we select free-range chicken farms to work with exclusively. This way, we know the chicken we serve at Roaming Rooster is of the best possible quality. We care about where our food comes from because we care about the people we serve it to.

Why do we do what we do? Well, we think fried chicken is a great way to lift spirits and bring people together. Our mission is to provide quality comfort food that our customers can feel good about eating. Our biggest motivator is making people happy. Whether it’s during lunch hour, on one of our trucks, or at a private event, excellent customer service is a huge part of our daily routine. Roaming Rooster’s recipes are sure to spark an appetite in every lover of fried chicken. Stop by one of one of our brick and mortars or catch a food truck to taste what everyone’s talking about.

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