Kabob Land, reportedly a partnership between at least two existing restaurateurs, will open in the coming weeks in the former Ray's Pizza on Piedmont in Buckhead. The restaurant will feature a variety of kabobs as well as other Mediterranean fare.
Ray's was franchised by Mimmo Alboumeh, owner of adjacent business Red Pepper Taqueria. Alboumeh opened Ray's basically because he inherited the equipment from previous pizza tenant, Tartufo. Apparently unable to deliver the same Ray's New York style pizzas consistently, Alboumeh decided to exit the pizza business and focus on the successful Red Pepper concept.
While plans to convert the space have reportedly been discussed for months, Ray's closed about a month ago, with plans for Kabob Land to open in four to six weeks.
A third Red Pepper is in the works for a familiar location in a popular intown neighborhood, more details on that as they arise...