Over the summer, Federal Realty announced that the popular Roaming Rooster will open in Fall 2021 at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose.
We spoke with representatives from the restaurant over the weekend who informed us that the new location will now likely be opening in late April/early May. They cited permits taking much longer than anticipated as being the reason for the delay.
The 1,843-square-foot restaurant at 967 Rose Ave in N. Bethesda will feature its famous buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, sides, salads and an all week breakfast menu.
Permanent signage was installed back in November.
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 three 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. Locations in Washington, D.C. can be found in the Woodridge, U-Street and the recently opened Tenleytown neighborhoods. Two more locations opening soon are in the Western Market Food Hall and the Skyland Town Center.
Photo courtesy of Roaming Rooster.