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Glory Days wins Best of the Best 2021 Award

Glory Days Grill has been awarded seven awards from Sun Gazette readers and food fans in Northern Virginia. The Sun Gazette serves the Arlington, McLean, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, Fairfax and Tysons marketplace. This recognition includes the prestigious BEST RESTAURANT AWARD and BEST CHEF AWARD/Tony Cochones. In addition, fans recognized the popular family and sports restaurant with new awards that speak to the challenges and achievements realized in 2020, notably BEST TAKEOUT/CURBSIDE and BEST DELIVERY. Rounding out the awards are BEST WINGS, BEST BURGERS, and BEST PLACE TO CELEBRATE A SPECIAL OCCASION/FUN ATMOSPHERE.

In early 2020, Glory Days Grill was on a roll with robust sales, new franchise locations, and more openings planned for later that year. But as the impact of the pandemic took hold, the company, like many restaurants, had to shift quickly and make changes to survive in the new environment, including online ordering, improvements to take out and curbside services, and adding third-party delivery. These changes, along with their commitment to always maintain food quality and great service, set the company on a path to not only survive the obstacles faced by the pandemic, but to grow and thrive in 2021 when the restaurants will be collectively celebrating a milestone anniversary. Now, as an end to the pandemic is in sight, fans recognize Glory Days Grill as the place they want to return to celebrate the important moments in their lives.

In April 1996, 25 years ago, Glory Days Grill opened their first restaurant in Burke, Virginia. A quarter of a century later, the restaurant chain boasts nearly 40 locations up and down the east coast from Maryland to Florida. To be honored with these specific awards after a harrowing year for the country and the food service industry is an incredible honor and testament to the brand’s commitment to safety, food quality, hospitality and the communities in which they operate.

More About Glory Days Grill:
Founded by Richard Danker, Bob Garner and Jeff Newman, Glory Days Grill is a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant featuring a wide selection of food items served at very affordable prices with outstanding service and real-time entertainment.  Every restaurant brings together award-winning menus accompanied by numerous large screen televisions tuned to a variety of sports, cartoons, news and entertainment offerings. Tables and booths have individual volume-controlled speaker stations adding to the guests’ enjoyment.  Many locations have private banquet facilities, and all restaurants feature catering services. Glory Days Grill has been named Best Casual Theme Restaurant, Best American Restaurant, Best Sports Bar, and has also received accolades for Best Ribs, Best Wings, Best Chili, Best Burger and Best Bartender to name a few. For more information, visit and


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