Friday, November 17, 2017

Bonus Bits & Bites

Metro Atlanta's second Blaze Pizza is expected to open  December 2 at Akers Mill Square near Cumberland Mall.  The quick serve pizza eatery replaced Atlanta-based Uncle Maddio's Pizza in the endcap space in the popular center.  The first Atlanta area Blaze opened this past September near Emory University in Emory Commons shopping center at the corner of Clairmont and North Decatur Roads.  A third Blaze Pizza is slated to open next year in Fuqua Development's new Northside Drive & 17th Street project behind IKEA.  Sources indicate the local franchise group is actively seeking additional Atlanta area locations but not additional leases have been signed.    
Blaze Pizza as seen last late last month

Culver's Coming to Even More Communities

Culver's, the Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin-based quick-serve burger restaurant which entered the Georgia market last year, has plans to open at least six more locations in the coming months, as it continues to expand across the state.  The new restaurants are planned for Kennesaw, Johns Creek/Suwanee, Braselton, Gainesville, Pooler and Savannah.   

Thursday, November 16, 2017

[UPDATE] A Progress Report on Atlanta Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A is actively engaged in opening a number of new locations and the rebuilding of older locations around the metro area.  As ToNeTo Atlanta previously reported, Chick-fil-A locations in Sandy Springs on Roswell Road and on North Druid Hills Road were demolished and are currenty being rebuilt. 
Progress this week at the Chick-fil-A on North Druid Hills Road

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bits & Bites

Vietnamese eatery Pho Dai Loi plans to open a new location in Chastain Square in north Buckhead.  Pho Dai Loi will open in place of failed "better burger" joint Burger 21 which closed this past June after less than two years in business.  This will be Pho Dai Loi's fourth restaurant overall, joining existing locations on Jonesboro Road in Forest Park, Buford Highway in Chamblee and on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.   

Panera Bread to Rise in Chamblee Parking Lot

Panera Bread is proposing a new restaurant in Chamblee.  The approximately 4,300 square foot bakery & cafe would open in an outparcel of the existing Lowe's Home Improvement on Peachtree Boulevard, across from the new Whole Foods Market-anchored Peachtree Station center.  Panera Bread would join Zaxby's, which opened in an outparcel of the home improvement store in 2012.  
Typical Panera Bread drive-thru restaurant