As reported yesterday (Thursday) by Patch, the Arlington-based ice cream eatery hopes to officially open its location in the Cedar Park Shopping Center (280 Cedar Lane SE) this May, with no exact date determined yet.
If you pass by at the right time, however, you might get a scoop, as some visitors discovered this past weekend (April 23-24).
“We hope to open with regular hours about mid-May,” Toby’s co-owner Toby Bantug told FFXnow. “Right now we are soft opening on the weekends, and during the weekdays we’re making ice cream, working out the menu and procedures and training staff, in addition to running the Arlington shop.”
Operating hours for each day are being posted on the business’ Instagram page.
Bantug previously told FFXnow that he and his wife Monina, who co-owns and helps run the store, had been hoping to expand for years but didn’t commit until they started delivering around their home in Mantua during the early days of the pandemic, giving them a new customer base in Fairfax County.
Bantug says he has gotten “more than a few” people asking about the impending opening of the Vienna shop.
“We just want to let you know we’re very excited and looking forward to serving all the fellow ice cream junkies in the Vienna area!” Bantug said by email. “We’ll get there, we’re asking for your patience, it’ll be worth it!”
Toby’s will join several recent additions to Cedar Park’s food options, including the Japanese restaurant Sushi Koji, the Mexican restaurant and bar El Sabor Grill, and the Mediterranean newcomer Lezzet.
The fast-food chain America’s Best Wings also hopes to open its first Fairfax County location at the shopping center this spring.
Franchise owner Mohammed Karim told FFXnow in late March that the restaurant was “getting close” to an opening. He said the opening day will include free chicken wings tastings, where customers will be able to try all of the different flavors.
Photo courtesy Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream/Facebook
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