DC Food Truck Set to Open Flagship Restaurant at JBG SMITH Building
Design firm //3877 reveals first look at renderings for the space
Cracked Eggery, the popular Washington, D.C. food truck, has signed a 10-year lease at 1921 8th Street NW in the District’s Shaw neighborhood with landlord JBG SMITH.
The eatery will be putting down roots at its first brick-and-mortar restaurant, and plans to open the fast-casual spot in late summer.
“Shaw’s mixture of residential buildings and nightlife opportunities, as well its proximity to Howard University, make it a great fit for our 24-hour model,” Michael Tabb, Cracked Eggery’s managing partner, told Commercial Observer. “We have also been taking our food truck to the neighborhood for almost a year, and have built up a huge fan base there.”
Washington, D.C.-based design firm //3877 has revealed the renderings for the 1,609-square-foot space exclusively to CO.
“We drew our design inspiration directly from the Cracked Eggery vision of holistic living and celebrating simple, delicious, egg-centric eats,” David Shove-Brown, co-founder & principal of //3877, told CO. “We had fun being very playful with the egg motif throughout the space, incorporating a yellow backdrop in the kitchen, custom graphics, and even egg-inspired light fixtures designed by JVA. The deep navy, bright yellow, and soft blue colors are drawn from the Cracked Eggery’s branded color palette.”
Key design elements include the curved ordering counter, offset by the floating, partial-height wall and bar stool area, and the banquette seating.
“Additionally, the interior architecture creates a balance through thick linear lines that are offset by thin organic forms, as well as contrasting matte and glossy surface materials,” Shove-Brown said. “We prioritized sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood for the countertops and millwork, in concert with the sustainable ingredients on the menu.”
Cracked Eggery will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We wanted a space that was clean and welcoming, with a retro but modern vibe,” Tabb said. “The design makes it easy for the customers to understand the flow, and the space intuitively guides them through their visit from start to finish.”