Casual local mini-chain The Stand is looking to expand once again, this time making their way up to Northridge. The north Valley neighborhood is something of a fast casual restaurant incubator (thanks to its cheaper real estate and mixed demographic, including lots of college kids), which pretty much perfectly aligns with what The Stand is after.
Founded in 2003, The Stand already enjoys locations in Encino, Century City, and Woodland Hills, though this Northridge outpost will be a bit different than the three that preceded it. The new address on Plummer Street sits at the base of a long mixed use development and hopes to be a slightly upscaled iteration of the original, with room for some 170 indoor and outdoor seats. Plans show a centrally located kitchen that sits open to the dining room, which is littered with televisions and at least one shuffleboard table.
The menu, however, remains much the same as the other locations. There are burgers, "standwiches," salads, and hot dogs, plus craft beer, loaded fries, and dessert, all priced well below the $20 threshold. Expect The Stand to open in Northridge on Thursday, March 10, with plans to keep daily hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. An Irvine location is also in the works.
The Stand Northridge
19600 Plummer St.