New Waffle House coming to Westside
Norcross-based Waffle House plans to open a new restaurant on Northside Drive. The new Waffle House restaurant would open at 1099 Northside Drive, adjacent to McDonald's and across the street from the upcoming Chick-fil-A and the recently opened Cook-Out.
The building Waffle House intends to occupy was most recently home to a used car dealership, United Motor Cars of Atlanta, but looks to have originally been a restaurant. Interestingly enough, I had surmised this property was likely to see imminent redevelopment given the recent restaurant openings and plans around it.
This new Waffle House would seem to be replacing the shuttered Waffle House at 1701 Northside Drive adjacent to the Days Inn, just off 1-75. Both the Days Inn and Waffle House closed over the summer and were demolished a short time later. The two sites are about a mile apart, and obviously there are advantages to being near a hotel and off the highway but the new location should do quite well.
Georgia Tech's campus is nearby, as are hundreds of recently built condos and apartments. The opposite end of the Georgia Tech campus is already home to a Waffle House. A Waffle House opened in 2010 on 5th Street in Technology Square.