Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You Gotta Eat! Checkers Coming To Broad Street

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Earlier this week we announced that Thai Gourmet would be reopening as a Juicy Green yogurt eatery. Now, Checkers is opening too, right across the street. Taking a space that had most recently been KFC, Checkers is opening on Broad Street in downtown Atlanta. Based in Tampa Bay, Florida, Checker's Drive-In Restaurants will enter Broad Street amidst stiff competition from Taco Bell to its left and McDonald's not far to its right. Additionally, "Wonderful World," from Tin Drum Asia Cafe, offers affordable hamburgers a few doors down. Rumor has it that Chick-Fil-A has its sights set on a location in the area also. Though no opening date has been announced for Checkers, we expect for them to open by mid September. Repeat Atlanta!

7 comments:

DAntonio said...

Am I the only person who thinks that is a bad move? That entire area over there has a lot of potential, and they should really stray away from the big chain fast-food places. I wonder how they are going to add that in though because all of the Checkers that I can think of are stand-alone drive thrus & don't have indoor seating. This should be interesting...

ProShop99 said...

They opened in the food court of Lenox Square not long ago and seem to be doing well there.

Anonymous said...

DAntonio-

Really now? Its downtown Atlanta! HAve you seen the checkers on 10th? Always non stop regardless of the wait.

Anonymous said...

Checker's in Lenox Square food court?!? I did not know that.

Boy has MARTA forever changed that mall...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - seriously? Checkers just enters the food court at Lenox Square and you blame it on Marta who has been around for 30 years? I would bet you have not been to Lenox in years if ever. The mall is more upscale than ever and doing just fine as one of the top 10 most successful malls in all of the USA. 40% of all business is driven by tourist and convention business and it remains by far the best mall in all of Georgia if not the southeast. I recommend you come in from the burbs sometime and enjoy what Lenox and the city has to offer.

Reactionary said...

I recommend you come in from the burbs sometime and enjoy what Lenox and the city has to offer.

Shopping malls are for superficial, credit-rich dupes.

Acaislim said...

They opened in the food court of Lenox Square not long ago and seem to be doing well there.