|Cook-Out's brand spankin new location on Moreland Avenue|
Cook-Out is coming to Kennesaw and Macon.
North Carolina-based Cook-Out is planning to open new locations in both Macon and Kennesaw in addition to previously announced locations in Savannah, Pooler, West Midtown and Rome.
The West Midtown location on Northside Drive should begin construction soon, and will reportedly open in "late summer." The Cook-Out restaurant will replace a now demolished Wachovia Bank branch. Cook-Out will open adjacent to an existing Krystal and across the street from renovated and updated locations of both Burger King and McDonald's.
The Kennesaw location will be at 745 Chastain Road, not far from Kennesaw State University. The new Cook-Out will be within the "Madison Place at Chastain" development and will be located in a freestanding building, to the left of California Dreaming. A source in Kennesaw confirms Cook-Out received a building permit earlier this month and Cook-Out corporate reportedly anticipates having the restaurant open by year end.
I've thus far been unable to determine the exact location of the Macon restaurant, although Cook-Out corporate also plans to have it open by year end.
There are also reportedly tentative plans for a "few" more new locations next year.
To date, Cook-out has opened a total of six locations in Georgia: Athens, two in Augusta, Statesboro, Milledgeville and most recently Atlanta. The Atlanta location opened this past week at 403 Moreland Avenue, just off I-20.
Local readers tell me the restaurant was very busy throughout the week, and that Cook-Out will reportedly stay open until 4 am most nights, 5 am Fridays & Saturdays. Not far away, Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand at 489 Moreland Avenue, stays open straight through from 7 am on Fridays through 10 pm on Sundays.
The new Cook-Out has already received eleven Yelp reviews, of which eight were five star reviews, and three were one star reviews. Many of the positive reviews were from patrons raving about the value that Cook-out offers: a combo (a burger, two sides and a drink) for less than five bucks. Other reviewers were thrilled to get Cheerwine, basically North Carolina's answer to Dr. Pepper.
One negative review included complaints or "burnt meat" "soggy, frozen tasting fries" and "tasteless tomato slices." Another negative review alluded to there being too many burger joints "Crystal, Wendy's, and McDonalds," and that the addition of Cook-Out makes the area "Ghetto Row."
Have you been to the new Cook-Out on Moreland? If so, what did you think and what did you have? Where would you like to see the next Cook-Out open?
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