|The new Cook Out will likely look similar to this|
Burgers and tacos coming to Snellville.
Cook Out and Taco Bell plan to open new locations in Snellville later this year. The two restaurants will be built side by side at the southwest corner of Scenic Highway and Dogwood Road. The property currently has a two-story former Branch Bank location. Built in 1990, the bank closed in 2013.
In 2014, there were plans to build both a Pollo Tropical and a Krispy Kreme on the property, but those plans failed to materialize. ( Pollo Tropical will open next week in place of their failed Cabana Grill concept about a mile north on Scenic Highway.)
Charlotte based Morgan Property Group, LLC will develop the 1.74 acre parcel. The project will include a 2,852 square foot building with drive-thru for Cookout, and a 2,132 square foot building with drive-thru for Taco Bell.
North Carolina based Cook Out has been aggressive in expanding their Atlanta presence since entering the market in 2013. The Snellville location will be the chain's 24th in the Peach State and may very well be only the beginning of their 2016 expansion. Other new locations are already under construction in Marietta and Tucker.
|The new Taco Bell should look like this|
Taco Bell, a division of Louisville, Kentucky based Yum! Brands, has also been expanding in metro Atlanta and surrounding communities. A next generation, freestanding Taco Bell opened last year on Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Parkway Plaza. An "inline" Taco Bell is planned for University House, a new student housing project on Spring Street in midtown. In Monroe, a 80s/90s era Taco Bell was demolished and completely rebuilt. The restaurant reopened December 26th after being demolished in August.
These moves are part of a larger strategy to add 2,000 new and renovated restaurants in the next 10 years.
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