Saturday, January 6, 2018

[CLOSURE ALERT] Burger King Relinquishes Its Throne in The Shops of Dunwoody

The freestanding Burger King at 5468 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody Village has closed.  The restaurant, located in an outparcel of The Shops of Dunwoody shopping center, closed Friday afternoon after over 30 years in business.  

A sign posted to the restaurant's door Friday directed would be patrons to the nearby Burger King at 4537 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, across from Georgetown shopping center.  The shuttered Dunwoody Village restaurant is just over two miles from the Georgetown location.  Both restaurants, along with many other around metro Atlanta, are owned by Atlanta based GPS Hospitality.  GPS is a major franchisee of both the Burger King and Popeyes brands around Atlanta and around the country.  

Duluth based BRAND Real Estate Services, which already owns The Shops of Dunwoody, reportedly recently purchased the property from GPS and is currently marketing it for lease.  According to DeKalb county property records, the approximately 2,700 square foot Burger King was built in 1984.  Strangely though, the BRAND lease flyer indicates the property sits on just under nine tenths of an acre while DeKalb county records indicates it sits on just under a half acre.  The sales flyer, which does not indicates lease terms, may be seen here.  

Local Dunwoody resident and ToNeTo Atlanta reader Terry Nall was kind enough to provide us photos of the restaurant.  Nall lamented that "the bigger loss might be to the various Dunwoody schools and club fundraisers. This has been a regular location for car washes." 

Nall also shared the images on his Facebook page where one resident sarcastically joked that they were "crossing fingers for a bank!!!" while another more seriously suggested that the nearby Dunkin' Donuts relocate to the Burger King site to alleviate traffic at its current location.  

Dunkin' is no stranger to conversions, especially other fast food restaurants, having previously converted a former Burger King on Piedmont Avenue, as well as a former KFC on Howell Mill Road, among others, to Dunkin' Donuts.

The Shops of Dunwoody has been active in signing new restaurants in recent months.  Last May, a new location of Vintage Pizzeria opened in the center, while this coming March, a new barbecue eatery and brewery is expected to open.  Allen Porter plans to open PorterQ in the approximately 2,900 square foot former d'Vine Wine Bar & Shop space.  As ToNeTo Atlanta reported previously, Porter is also opening Porter Pizza & Brewery at 285 and Powers Ferry, in the former Bruegger's Bagels space.   

In less exciting news, SunTrust will soon open their relocated branch in another outparcel of Shops of Dunwoody on the site of the former Old Hickory House barbecue restaurant. 

What would you like to see open in place of Burger King?  Are you surprised that Burger King closed?  Are you looking forward to PorterQ?  

Please share your thoughts below    

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow surprising about Dunwoody BK. IDK if that would be a better location for DD, they have been in that spot for a long time as well and do a tremendous business.

Greenwave said...

Yes move the DD to the Burger King spot so douchebags who take up the lane trying to turn into that small area can get out of the way.

Gary C said...

Zaxby’s

Greenwave said...

I take back what I said. I ABSOLUTELY WANT WHAT GARY C SAID!!!!!

Ken said...

Looks like a great location for yet another Bank!

Anonymous said...

Zaxby's FTW!

Anonymous said...

We need a BK in East Cobb! Faxby's is so overrated!!

Anonymous said...

Krystal.

Adam Smith said...

Renovate to lure La Parilla

Ken said...

Enough of the chains, Dunwoody/Perimeter have enough of those. More local restaurants and chefs. Think Decatur and Roswell. Chamblee is doing a great job at this.

Anonymous said...

Shooting range and liquor store. Hey!, it's better than another damn bank.

Karen Goldstein said...

ANYTHING except for a bank or a pizza place!!

Anonymous said...

I visit (inside) my bank at least once a week. Maybe with all the restaurant closings, the citizens that detest banks can save some money to put in a bank. Social security won't be around as financial support. You're welcome and have a wonderful day.

Brad Sappenfield said...

I used to eat at this Burger King back when I attended Dekalb College, 1988-1991. Used to be really good!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful, lovely, diner that stays open 24/7 to serve breakfast. lunch. diner.

Anonymous said...

I second the 24-hour diner. Seems like I spend a whole of time in Dunwoody Village tending to work and personal business, but unable to find a good, basic meat-and-potato restaurant. I'm tired of salad, pizza and Asian, and fast food (including over-rated Zaxby's) as the main choices in every shopping center.

Cracker Barrel would be a good choice there except for the lack of parking.

Anonymous said...

Cracker Barrel!!!

Please, no more salad, pizza, Asian or fast food. Parking will be an issue for any popular restaurant or store, though.

Anonymous said...

Cracker Barrel, though parking would be a probem.

Please, no more salad, pizza, Asian, or fast food.

Anonymous said...

Poke bar please.