|The new Grub Burger Bar logo|
Burger joint bound for new development.
College Station, Texas-based Grub Burger Bar plans to open its fourth metro Atlanta location by the end of the year in Sandy Springs. The new Perimeter area location will open at the corner of Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Hammond Drive in the street level retail of the new Hanover Perimeter apartment complex. The restaurant will be about 4,000 square feet with a large outdoor patio. Well placed restaurant sources indicate that a lease for the space was recently signed and that current plans call for a late October/early November opening.
Aside from local favorites Grindhouse Killer Burgers and Farm Burger, Grub is my favorite "better burger" concept in Atlanta. Grub makes their burger buns from scratch hourly, and offers a variety of burger proteins: beef, turkey, chicken salmon, tuna and veggie. The "Jive Turkey" and "Wild Alaskan Salmon" are my personal go-tos for non-beef options.
(The Sandy Springs Grub location was the restaurant I referred to in an earlier post as the unspecified upcoming location.)
Earlier indications were that Southlake, Texas-based Del Frisco's Restaurant Group planned to open a second Atlanta area location of their Del Frisco's Grille at the Sandy Springs project. New intel suggests this deal failed to materialize. The first Del Frisco's Grille in metro Atlanta opened in 2012 in the former craft/craftbar space at 3376 Peachtree Road in front of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. In recent years, Del Frisco's Grille has closed units in West Palm Beach, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona.
A site plan for the Hanover project indicates the other two remaining spaces are about 5,200 and 7,800 square feet. Local sources indicate that a breakfast/lunch concept is interested in joining the project, but both of the remaining spaces would seem to be too large for such a concept.
Grub joins "better burger" concept Shake Shack, which opened at Perimeter Mall this past fall, and local favorite Farm Burger, about three miles away in Georgetown shopping center as burger options in the area. Cheeseburger in Paradise and Five Guys closed in nearby Perimeter Place shopping center in 2012 and 2014 respectively. A Fuddrucker's restaurant on Perimeter Center Parkway across from Perimeter Mall closed in the spring of 2010 and was subsequently demolished to make way for State Farm's new regional headquarters.
Grub entered the metro Atlanta market in spring 2014 with a location in Akers Mill Square on Cobb Parkway near Cumberland Mall. In early 2015, the chain added a second metro location in Brighten Park (fka Loehmann's Plaza) on Briarcliff Road in northeast Atlanta. A third location opened last spring in The Collection at Forsyth, a large shopping center off exit 3 of GA-400 in Forsyth county.
What is your favorite burger joint in Georgia? Who else would you like to see join Grub in the development? Where would you like to see the next Grub Burger Bar open?
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