When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent when you bite into an enticing entrée or take a sip of a signature cocktail, but they’re all around you.
This week, we energetically sprint down to the just-opened Protein Bar in Penn Quarter. The healthful fast casual eatery specializes in low carb, high protein bar-ritos, bowls, salads, and shakes. In between doing one-armed pushups, we find out how many pounds of quinoa founder Matt Matros chows down on every week and the number of bar-ritos the store sold on its first day of business.
Tickets rung up on its first full day of business: 800
Bar-ritos sold on the first day: 350
Repeat visits by a single customer that day: Four
Menu items with DC-referencing names: All nine signature protein shakes, including the Monumental Perk, the Red Line, and the Politics Acai’d
Photo courtesy of Dan Swartz/Revamp.