The former Cheeseburger in Paradise at Perimeter Place in Dunwoody will soon reopen as Mad Bull's Tavern.
Mad Bull's Tavern is presently a single unit restaurant with one location in Sherman Oaks, California, outside Los Angeles. Mad Bull opened their doors during the summer of 2010, and apparently sees Atlanta, or more specifically, Dunwoody, as their ideal expansion market. According to the restaurant's website, they also have a location in the works for New Jersey.
One odd find in my search for information on Mad Bull's was that actor Shia Labeouf was involved in multiple altercations at the Sherman Oaks restaurant in 2011.
Mad Bull's logo is a caricatured "mad bull" with an earring, multiple tattoos, signature "MB" belt and a skintight white tee. I showed the logo to a number of readers and friends before drafting this post and everyone was rather confused by the logo and thought it seemed to be an odd choice for the suburban lifestyle center.
Perimeter Place is already home to Taco Mac and Applebee's both of which would seem to offer similar menus. Mad Bull's Sherman Oaks location offers lunch and dinner during the week and opens for breakfast on the weekend. I'm told that the Dunwoody location would likely keep similar hours but that a definitive dining schedule, as well as the menu, were both still being tweaked.
Mad Bull's seems rather difficult to define as it's not really a sports bar, nor is it a fine dining establishment, nor is it a club, although it seems to possess attributes of all three. One interesting find in my research was what appears to be a bouncer posted up at the front door of the restaurant as well as interior photos that resemble the inside of controversial north Buckhead "restaurant" Scenario.
Among the more interesting menu items were :
"Bull's Balls" - 2 panko crusted macaroni cheese balls with homemade marinara sauce.
"Lord of the Fries" - chili, sweet potato and regular french fries.
"The BIG ASS BULL sampler platter" - chicken satay, Mad wings, coconut shrimp, mini Bull's Balls, chili fries and BBQ ribs
Work is currently underway to convert the restaurant but there is no planned opening aside from "before the end of the year."
What are your thoughts on this new restaurant? What is your favorite Perimeter area restaurant? Does Mad Bull's Tavern sound like it fits in Dunwoody? Please share your thoughts below.