Monday, June 27, 2022

[EXCLUSIVE] Former Intown Grocery to Welcome "Electric" New Tenant

It's been more than three years since Whole Foods Market made the disappointing decision to "move" its beloved Briarcliff store to a glitzy new mixed-use development in Midtown, some six miles away.  There had been hope for a time that the grocer, owned since 2017 by Amazon, would see the error of its ways and reopen, that dream seems highly unlikely today.  ToNeTo Atlanta has reviewed planning documents that indicate that a new Tesla sales and service center will replace the former grocer at 2121 Briarcliff Road.  

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Bits & Bites

The owners of Slope's BBQ on Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs have ditched the Slope's franchise and rebranded.  "We are excited to let our friends and the Sandy Springs community know that after 20 years of serving southern BBQ, today we are rebranding to McDaniel’s Qn2!" The new restaurant reportedly features the same great BBQ, sides, and friendly faces, with the new name the biggest "change."   "Our new name embodies the key elements of our restaurant: Andy & Glenn [McDaniel's] ⭐️BBQ [Q] ⭐️2 [most menu items include two sides]"  The McDaniel brothers also operate the Slope's BBQ in Alpharetta which which for the time being remains unchanged. 

[EXCLUSIVE] Alpharetta to Get New Steak Restaurant, Breakfast Spot Too

A new steakhouse is coming to Alpharetta!  Connors Steak & Seafood, a Tennessee-based concept with five locations currently open, will make its Georgia debut with a new restaurant along Windward Parkway not far from Costco.  The steakhouse, which will be joined by a new outpost of First Watch, will replace former locations of Romano's Macaroni Grill and Chili's Bar & Grill which closed in 2020 and 2021, respectively.  

Typical Connors interior 

Monday, June 20, 2022

[UPDATE] Jersey Mike's Planning Peach State Push

The sandwich shop known for offering "a sub above" is in the midst of a significant Atlanta area expansion.  Jersey Mike's Subs, which already has about about 90 locations in Georgia, has another sixteen "coming soon," according to its website.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

[EXCLUSIVE] New Restaurant to Replace Former Sandy Springs Salad Bar

A former Atlanta area salad bar will soon be transformed into a new kind of restaurant.  New "coming soon" signage indicates that the former Sweet Tomatoes in Sandy Springs will reopen "TOP Korean BBQ & Hot Pot."  The Sweet Tomatoes in Sandy Springs, three others in metro Atlanta, and the entire nearly 100-unit San Diego-based chain shuttered in May 2020 due to their inability to continue operations during peak COVID-19.  

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