Cook Out, the North Carolina burger chain, to plant flag in Northern Virginia

Cook Out, ranked among the nation’s top regional fast food chains, plans to bring its menu of shakes, burgers and chicken to Northern Virginia.

The Thomasville, North Carolina-based company has filed plans for a new location at 8502 Centreville Road in Manassas Park, according to plans obtained from Construction Journal. The roughly 3,761-square foot building appears to have last been occupied by a now-shuttered Roy Rogers. The property, owned by Lohr Management Ltd and Orchard Corp., is assessed at about $1.6 million, according to Manassas Park city assessment records.

Cook Out serves char-grilled burgers, fried and barbecued chicken, and hot dogs, among other items, as well as a range of sides and milkshakes in more than 40 flavors. The company already had established a presence in Virginia, but its closest location to Greater Washington is in Fredericksburg, according to its website. It also lists a Salisbury, Maryland location.

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