Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bits & Bites

Chopt plans to open their first Atlanta location Thursday, June 21 at Toco Hills shopping center.  The new 3,140 square foot restaurant opens in a portion of the former Petite Auberge restaurant beside Maggie's Neighborhood Bar & Grill.  Later this year, the company plans to open their second Atlanta area location in a former Regions Bank branch in Tuxedo Festival shopping center near Chastain Park in Buckhead.  

A new location of Atlanta-based Flying Biscuit Cafe is expected to open late this summer in Kennesaw Marketplace in Kennesaw.  The new restaurant, the chain's twelfth Georgia location, will open at 1450 Ernest Barrett Parkway in a newly constructed out-parcel of the Whole Foods Market and Academy Sports & Outdoors anchored center.  The breakfast & lunch eatery will open in suite 410, which according to a site plan by new owner InvenTrust Properties, was originally intended for Wild Wing Cafe.  A new freestanding Popeyes is also opening on an adjacent parcel.  

Our friends at The Carrollton Menu report that a new franchised location of Otter's Chicken is planned for Carrollton in place of what had most recently been Moe's Original BBQ on Bradley Street at Hudson Mill.  Marietta-based Otter's Chicken has existing restaurants in West Cobb, Cumberland and Kennesaw.  The new Carrollton location of Otter's Chicken is slated to open September 1. 

City Barbeque has pushed its opening in Johns Creek/Suwanee to Monday June 25.  The new restaurant, which occupies a freestanding former Applebee's restaurant in Johns Creek Town Center on Peachtree Parkway, is the second location for the Dublin, Ohio-based chain.  The first Atlanta area City Barbeque opened this past September in Decatur Marketplace near Decatur.   

Crafthall Kitchen has replaced its brunch concept Salt & Pfeffer with Salty Bandita, a taco joint. The brunch concept "wasn’t attracting enough consumer," so the concepts were swapped.  

Sally Beauty Supply plans to double the size of its store in Buckhead Crossing store from 1,400 to 2,800 square feet.  The current store will close when the new store opens.  The new store will replace Payless ShoeSource, which closed last year.  The new Sally Beauty will sport an updated interior and will be among the more upscale "flagship level" Sally stores in metro Atlanta.   

Quick serve salad-centric restaurant Salata plans to open their sixth Atlanta area location next Thursday June 28 at "The Hub" (fka Peachtree Center) in Downtown Atlanta.  The new Salata joins existing area locations of the Houston-based franchise in Atlantic Station, East Cobb, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek, with another coming soon to Peachtree Corners.

A new restaurant called Brew & Bird recently opened in the former Villago Italian restuarant on Clairmont Road near North Decatur Road. 

A new location of I Luv Pho is coming soon to Buford.  The new Vietnamese noodle and sup eatery will open in a nearly 5,200 square foot space in the Marketplace at Millcreek, just off Buford Drive near the Mall of Georgia.  The restaurant, located in an outparcel of the center behind Ted's Montana Grill, is the fourth location of the local chain following those in Duluth, Doraville and Norcross.  

In other pho news, Pho 24 will open its seventh overall location later this fall in Sandy Springs.  The Vietnamese noodle eatery will open in the short-lived Rize Pizza at the corner of Roswell Road and Hammond Drive.  As ToNeTo Atlanta reported in April, the chain's sixth location is coming to Atlantic Station in place of Boneheads.  

Starbucks lowered its third-quarter sales forecast yesterday and also announced plans to close as many as 150 locations in 2019, three times the number they typically close annually. 


Anonymous said...

I do not see craft hall last another 6 months. They are desolate of any customers and I do not think people like the unsanitary concept of touching germ screens to order food

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

@Anon@8:44PM - I don't mean this in a snarky way, but touching a screen vs. touching a menu. I bet a menu is more disgusting. Not to mention, opening the door to a restaurant. Touching the chair, etc. Whether Crafthall succeeds or fails, I don't think it would be caused by germs on a touch screen.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited about Salty Bandita at Crafthall! Salt & Pfeffer was a good idea, but I will say the options were a bit too "unique" for this brunch-loving Southerner.
*P.S. - there is hand sanitizer on the counter and a bathroom nearby for the germaphobe above...or you could always order online. Just a thought.*
Excited about all the new restaurant concepts coming to ATL!

oden said...

Just stay home. There are germs everywhere.

Amy said...

not sure if you got my first comment - Salata at Peachtree Center opened 2 weeks ago!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...