The Washington, D.C. Council is officially proclaiming August 12th “Clyde’s of Georgetown Day” to celebrate the landmark restaurant’s 50th anniversary. In honor of the festive occasion, this Washington mainstay will offer specials throughout the entire day. Starting at 8 a.m. on August 12th, Clyde’s of Georgetown will kick off the festivities by serving a special breakfast, free of charge. Patrons are invited to drop in and enjoy popular egg dishes, juice, and coffee in the Omelette Room until 10 a.m. Following the breakfast, Clyde’s will keep the day fun-filled by bringing back special menu items served at Clyde’s that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s. With dishes such as the London Broil, Filet Bearnaise, and Beer Battered Shrimp, as well as drinks including the Brandy Alexander, Sidecar, and Kir Royale, guests will be transported to the era when the restaurant first opened.
The brand new book, How We Do Business Clyde’s Primer for Beating the Odds in the Restaurant Business by J. Garrett Glover will also be available for sale at the restaurant during the anniversary festivities. 2013 marks Clyde’s Golden Anniversary, fifty years beating the odds in the tough, fickle business of running profitable restaurants. The most significant feat in the company’s fifty years is that the operators have never closed or handed over a restaurant. All fourteen locations are still open and the company is profitable, a staggering feat considering that one in four restaurants close or change ownership within the first year of business.