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Velocity Wings Restaurant to Open in Bristow

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments | Bristow Biz

Jim Speros outside the South Riding location of Velocity Wings.

Velocity Wings, the family-friendly wing and burger restaurant, is soon coming to Bristow’s Braemar Village Plaza.

The 137-seat restaurant is scheduled to open in August.

Jim Speros, who served as the Redskin’s assistant coach during its Super Bowl championship years, is excited to bring his restaurant Velocity Wings to western Prince William.

“I’ve been around the food business most of my life,” said Speros, whose career includes NFL coaching, the restaurant industry and various entrepreneurial ventures.

After Speros left the Washington Redskins, he joined the Buffalo Bills organization during the height of the Buffalo wings craze.

Mitchell Hernley, Alexandra Gradinariu and Jeffrey Block look over the menu.

Mitchell Hernley, Alexandra Gradinariu and Jeffrey Block look over the menu on the patio.

Then, as a team owner in Montreal, he learned the ins and outs of the food industry.

Speros opened his first Velocity 5 sports restaurant in 2008.

Velocity Wings, his smaller, more family-oriented restaurants followed – one in Purcellville, then another in South Riding.

Bristow will be the third and largest Velocity Wings to date.

Velocity Wings serves top quality fresh food, including big juicy drumsticks.

Velocity Wings’ menu features its signature “Velocity Wings,” which are similar to fried chicken. They also serve traditional “tossed wings,” “boneless bites” and grilled chicken.

These chicken products can be prepared in, or dipped in a variety of hot, sweet or tangy sauces. Customers select both style and flavor.


Two popular Velocity Wings chicken dishes are tossed wings and “Velocity Wings.”

It’s not about being the hottest wings, said Speros, but giving the customer what they like.

Speros strongly believes Velocity Wings is more than great chicken and stands by every item on the menu.

“I call it Velocity Wings, but I could just as easily have called it Velocity Burgers,” he said, “I would put our burgers against anyone’s.”

Velocity Wings has earned multiple regional awards, and The Washington Post called it “the best restaurant/bar to open in Northern Virginia in years.”

Velocity Wing's French dip is a dish Jim Speros highly recommends.

Jim Speros highly recommends the French dip.

Speros explained that people first go to the restaurant for the wings, but over time, they come to love various menu items: burgers, salads and desserts.

And while Speros talks passionately about his menu, he expects his patrons will recognize quality when they taste it.

“Our reputation will speak for itself,” he said. “We work very hard at what we do.”

They also serve a selection of beers on tap and in bottles, including craft and locally brewed beers.

Speros said he scouted out various locations before deciding upon Braemar Village Plaza.

Alex serves drinks at the bar.

Alex Sonnenberg laughs with guests while serving drinks at the bar.

“To me it’s the best location I could have chosen,” he said.

Velocity Wings fits within that casual dining space that is perfect for going out with family, friends or coworkers.

And while entertaining, the bar is not loud or overwhelming.

“It’s a fun place to go. You can watch sports, but we’re heavily family oriented,” said Speros. “You are not going to have screaming and shouting at the bar.”

Velocity Wings offers flat-screen TVs at each table, which the customer controls, making it easy to watch the game, or entertain the kids.

Diane Regalbuto of Loudoun County enjoys a Velocity burger with her sons Joe and Paul.

Diane Regalbuto of Loudoun County enjoys a Velocity burger with her sons Joe and Paul.

Moving into Bristow, the Velocity Wings team is already reaching out to the community.

In its Loudoun locations, Velocity Wings has become heavily involved in supporting schools and sports leagues.

Velocity Wings is also loyal to its employees and many staff members have been with the company since its inception.

Alex Sonnenberg delivers a bacon burger and fries.

Server Alexandra Gradinariu delivers a bacon burger and fries to guests.

Speros said he is very excited about the new Bristow location. He hopes Velocity Wings readers will come out to try Velocity Wings this summer.

All photos were taken at Velocity Wing’s South Riding location. 

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