Willy's Mexicana Grill adding two new locations.
Atlanta-based Willy's Mexicana Grill has signed leases for two new locations. Each location will make use of a former restaurant. Consequently, each location is slated to open soon. Willy's will open a new location in Roswell and will add a second location in Kennesaw.
In Kennesaw, Willy's will open in place of Ray's Pizza on Chastain Road at The Village at Townpark. This marks the second time that Willy's has taken over a former Ray's, having previously opened in the the former Ray's at Sandy Springs Plaza on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The Kennesaw location is 2,986 square feet and should open in late October. Willy's already operates a Kennesaw location on Barrett Parkway at Cobb Place shopping center.
In Roswell, Willy's will do something rather extraordinary: they will open in a soon-to-be-vacated Moe's Southwest Grill. The local Moe's franchisee has apparently found what he considers a better location about a mile away, and will reopen there soon. The existing Moe's space is about 2,500 square feet and is located on West Crossville Road in Stonebridge Station, across the street from the Trader Joe's-anchored Roswell Crossing center. Willy's plans to be open in Roswell by late November.
The West Paces Ferry Road Willy's recently reopened after an extensive remodel that brought the popular location many of the design elements in the new Druid Hills and Brookhaven locations.
This year, Willy's celebrated 20 years in business and has laid out plans to continue to grow the business. Currently, the chain has 25 locations throughout Georgia. A single franchised location in Gainesville, Florida which opened in late 2011, closed last spring.
Encouraged by their success in Peachtree City, look for other OTP Willy's locations to open in the coming years.
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