Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Hot Shoppes Will Make a Comeback
The Convention Center Marriott Marquis, due to open at 901 Massachusetts Ave. in Spring 2014 will have a decidedly retro element even though it hasn't even opened yet. In an interview with the Washingtonian today, Bill Marriott revealed that he personally was overseeing the resurrection of Hot Shoppes, a cafeteria-style restaurant which focused on old favorites like hamburgers (in particular, the signature triple-decker "Mighty Mo," which many cite as the inspiration for the Big Mac) and root beers. The last Hot Shoppes closed in 1999, but Marriott is excited for its return: "you can't mess around with the Mighty Mo."
Posted by Insider Media at 5:50 PM