A slice of Matchbox Pizza Restaurant will begin serving on Thursday

FAIRFAX CITY, VA – Slice of Matchbox in Fairfax City will be open for lunch and dinner at 11 a.m. Thursday, according to a notice taped to the restaurant’s window. The notice also indicated that staff training was ongoing.

Located at 10408 Fairfax Blvd. in the Point 50 mall, the Fairfax City pizzeria is the latest to come from the Matchbox restaurant chain, which already has five locations in Virginia, two in Florida and three each in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Specializing in wood-fired pizzas and fine American bistro fare, Matchbox opened its first restaurant in Washington, DC in 2003, according to the company’s website. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington named it “Best New Restaurant” of 2003.

Across the Point 50 parking lot, the Big Buns restaurant also appears to be opening soon, though the company did not respond to an email from Patch asking for more details.

Big Buns recently opened new locations in Vienna and the Franklin Farm Village Center.

At Big Buns, diners can choose from a selection of signature burgers or custom burgers with a choice of toppings. Varieties of beef, vegetables and the Impossible burger are available. The burgers can also be ordered as a bowl with three different menu options. As an alternative to burgers, grilled or fried chicken sandwiches complete the menu.

A notice pasted on the Big Buns storefront indicates that the company is currently hiring full-time and part-time employees. Applicants can apply online or visit the restaurant at 10392 Fairfax Blvd. for more information.