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First two locations will be OTP.
A local franchisee has secured leases on his first two Atlanta area locations of Cowboy Chicken. Based in Dallas, Texas, Cowboy Chicken specializes in wood fire rotisserie chicken, along with sides such as fried okra and baked sweet potatoes.
Retired NFL cornerback Van Jakes’ company Jake Management 22 has signed a development deal to bring five Cowboy Chicken restaurants to the Atlanta area in the coming years.
Jakes previously owned 11 local McDonald’s franchises, but recently sold them all. He now owns three Jersey Mike’s Subs locations (Hiram, Jonesboro Rd. and Peachtree City), two Denny’s in Tennessee, and is planning to open a Dunkin’ Donuts in Birmingham, Alabama.
A separate Cowboy Chicken franchisee penetrated the Birmingham market in 2015 with plans to add additional stores in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in the coming months.
The first two Cowboy Chicken restaurants in metro Atlanta will be in McDonough and Duluth.
In McDonough, Cowboy Chicken will open at the South Point shopping center. The restaurant will occupy an end cap space in a new outparcel in front of Academy Sports + Outdoors. The restaurant will be 3,500 square feet, slightly larger than a typical Cowboy Chicken location. Cowboy Chicken South Point is expected to open later this summer.
In Duluth, Cowboy Chicken will open near the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Satellite Boulevard. The restaurant will be located in Sugarloaf Centre, a new center also home to Firehouse Subs, Marlow's Tavern, Fresh to Order and Fuzzy's Taco Shop, among other tenants. Cowboy Chicken Sugarloaf will be 2,650 square feet and is expected to open later this summer/early fall.
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