Friday, January 29, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] The Original Pancake House to Open Buckhead Location in February

More than a year after we first announced their opening in Buckhead and despite the ongoing pandemic, popular breakfast eatery The Original Pancake House hopes to open next month.  Barring any additional delays, sources close to the restaurant tell ToNeTo Atlanta that the plan is to open Monday February 15.  The new breakfast joint opens in a roughly 9,000 square foot building at 2964 Peachtree Road (formerly BRIO Tuscan Grille), just north of The Peach shopping center.  

The new Buckhead outpost will be the fourth in metro Atlanta and fifth overall in the state for the Portland, Oregon-based business.  Local franchise group Top H Enterprises, LLC already operates Original Pancake Houses on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain and on LaVista Road in Atlanta, and is the group behind the Buckhead location.  There is also a separately owned unit on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta and another in Savannah.  

There were likely several factors that contributed to the delayed opening in Buckhead but the pandemic was surely a significant factor.  That said, online records indicate that Top H this past April received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in excess of $200,000.  Those funds, meant to assist employers in retaining and paying existing employees, likely helped the franchise group weather the storm and provided them the ability to direct other funds to the Buckhead buildout.  

The approximately 9,000 square foot Buckhead restaurant - complete with a large indoor bar and expansive outdoor patio with Peachtree frontage - is meant to serve as a flagship not only for the local franchisees, but for the brand.  

The opening of The Original Pancake House in Buckhead comes on the heels of news that Snooze an A.M. Eatery, another breakfast focused restaurant, would also be making its highly anticipated COVID-delayed debut.  

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Buckhead?  Are you pleased to see restaurants new opening again?  What type of restaurant would you most like to see open in Buckhead?

Please share your thoughts below. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

February 15 huh? Great news. If you get in line today, should be no problem getting seated on Feb 15th!!

Anonymous said...

nervous about how late they will be open considering the street racing and shootings that have been occurring lately.

Kitster said...

I like OPH, always have.
My question is why have their previous Buckhead/Brookhaven locations always closed? The location across from Piedmont Hospital? The location on Peachtree just north of Brookhaven near Oglethorpe? The OG location (or at least the first one I can remember) on the corner of Peachtree and North Druid Hills?
Is it just that they are bought and dozed for pricier developments? Standing in the way of progress? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:06. yes but stoppin all dat crime beez raycis mayghn.

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