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BD’s Mongolian Grill Closes

by BethesdaNow.com — August 23, 2012 at 10:00 am 12,129 6 Comments

After more than 14 years, bd’s Mongolian Grill is out at 7201 Wisconsin Avene.

A sign on the front door says the create-your-own-stir-fry restaurant is permanently closed. A spokeswoman confirmed the Minnesota-based company closed its Bethesda franchise yesterday.

The Bethesda location was bd’s only Maryland and Washington-area franchise. The restaurant is primarily concentrated in the midwest.

From the company’s official statement:

The bd’s Mongolian Grill in Bethesda made the difficult decision to close. While we can understand the disappointment many have expressed, this is not an indication or reflection of the health of the bd’s Mongolian Grill brand. This was an independently owned and operated franchise and its closing will neither impact operations elsewhere nor future growth plans for the region. bd’s Mongolian Grill has 33 restaurants, 32 domestically-based in 11 states and one in Mongolia, and continues to expand into new markets carving out a new niche in the casual-dining segment.

  • tina trice

    So Sorry to hear you have closed. Just ate their 2 weeks ago and it was delicious as usual and everyone so friendly.

  • Alisa Bigstaff

    Oh my goodness! We dined at BD’s in July. I’ve been off work from August through Jan. 4th and returned on the 7th. My coworker and I left for lunch this afternoon headed to BD’s and it was closed! I was totally shocked and guess no one mentioned it because it was old news by the time I returned to work. I’m going to miss my B’day celebration there and just going in for the great salad bar and mongolian dishes that were totally delicious. Good luck to this chain. Whenever I’m in the Mid-West, I’ll be sure to look you up and get my “good eating on.” Thanks for the past 5 years of provided a wonderful lunch experience.

  • Chris S.

    Wish bd’s website reflected the fact that the Bethesda location is closed. Found out after a $28 (one way) cab ride.

  • Jason

    Aww man. Was going to take a work group there and when I couldnt find them on the BD location page I started googling and came across this page. Sad day indeed.

  • http://thebawdybookblog.com/ Jennifer

    Commmmmeeeeee baaaaaaaack! *whines*

  • Bowl

    BD I miss you! I grew up with Mongolian BBQ in Bethesda, and I want it back!

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