Dash profiled on Richmond BizSense.com

Although their names implies a carryout focus there are plenty of seating options inside.

Several members of the RVANews staff have been to Dash since they opened earlier this month and can report back that both the sandwiches and milkshakes are tasty.

Richmond BizSense.com takes a more in-depth look at the newest dining option in the heart of VCU.

For their latest venture in VCU country, the Buffords are looking to replicate their experience in the West End, where they serve students and professors from the University of Richmond.

“If we hadn’t seen Coach Mooney (UR’s men’s basketball coach Chris Mooney) at Toast we wouldn’t be here,” Josh Bufford said. “We believed we could find a loyal market at VCU.”

When most of the students leave in the summer, Bufford said he hopes a base of professors and other residents will carry the business through the season.

“A student-based business is a fickle one,” Bufford said.

Still, Bufford said he hopes to draw students away from nearby competitors, such as nearby Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and Chipotle on West Grace Street. To do so, the Buffords are considering accepting Ram Bucks, a prepaid account that VCU students use like debit cards at participating area businesses.

Image: Michael Thompson/Richmond BizSense.com

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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