Good news for burger lovers but not such good news for nacho lovers. Carytown Burgers & Fries spot at 3500 W Cary Street is coming down to make way for a Publix. It didn’t go down without a fight as back in January, Carytown Burger & Fries supporters started a petition to save the historic building that served as the burger joint’s home.
The effort failed to save the building and the fate of the 19-year old Carytown business was unknown. On Friday news broke that an agreement was reached with another iconic Carytown restaurant Nacho Mama’s. Nacho Mama’s is bowing out of Carytown making room for Carytown Burger & Fries. It should be noted that Nacho Mama’s is not just bowing out of Carytown but owner Raul Cantu is packing up his bags and moving to Florida. So, as of now Nacho Mama’s will be gone from the #RVAdine landscape come fall.
We are thrilled to announce that Carytown Burgers & Fries has purchased the Nacho Mama’s building in the heart of Carytown!
You’ve waited a long time to hear this news….now celebrate #RVA burger lovers! We are so thankful for this amazing opportunity to honor our tradition as well as the traditions of Nacho Mama’s. Raul Cantu is an amazing ambassador for #Carytown and will be missed…
As it relates to our business, here is what you need to know:
1: Nacho Mama’s will stay open through the end of August before they close down in RVA
2: Carytown Burgers will stay open at our original location through mid September
3: We will officially re-open at our new location at 3449 W. Cary Street in late September.
4: Carytown Burgers & Fries Lakeside – Food Trucks, Catering & Cafe and Carytown Burgers & Fries Short Pump will continue to rock and roll as usual!
Karri Pieffer of RTD has the full story with quotes from all the involved parties here.