Just like its football team, the Washington Redskins, Hail & Hog didn’t make it to the postseason. The Redskins-themed bar from the G.R.E.A.T. Grille Group (g3 Restaurants) filed for Chapter 11 last week.
Located 30 miles north of D.C. in Ashburn, Virginia near the Redskins training facility, opened its door in May of 2015. It’s the fifth restaurant from g3 Restaurants and third in the line of NFL-themed bars. The other two Colts and Texans are located in their respective cities while the group also partnered with NFL greats, Eddie George and Jerome Bettis for a restaurant in Columbus and Pittsburgh respectively.
“The root of the bankruptcy relates to the cost of the build-out for the restaurant and sums owed as a result to the general contractor,” Roy Terry, a Sands Anderson lawyer who is representing Hail & Hog in the case, told The Wall Street Journal. “While the parties have been talking, more time was needed to reach a resolution.”
The two-story restaurant, sports bar on top, fine-dining on bottom, features memorabilia decorating the walls and menu items aptly named in Redskin lore. But only after eight months, this is the next step in a bumpy start for the restaurant. The Washington Post reviewed it back in September and did not have very nice things to say, stating the Redskin Mashed Potatoes, “will probably haunt my dreams for life.”
The restaurant will remain open while it sorts out its payment. More info to come as it breaks.