Monday, October 4, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] Whataburger Cashes in on Former Bank in Cumming

ToNeTo Atlanta exclusively announced in August that we had identified that the first Atlanta area Whataburger restaurant is slated for Kennesaw.  We are now pleased to share that a second Whataburger is planned for Cumming, with a third in the pipeline for another OTP locale which we will reveal shortly.  

The new Cumming restaurant will open in an outparcel of the Belk and Sprouts Farmers Market-anchored Lakeland Plaza shopping center just off exit 14 of GA-400.  The new Whataburger will replace a SunTrust bank branch which closed several months ago as Truist began to shed overlapping or duplicative BB&T and SunTrust branches.  

The new Whataburger will be built from the ground up at 503 Lakeland Plaza.  Planning documents, which don't name Whataburger as the intended business, indicate that plans call for a 3,198 square foot building to be constructed on the .84 acre parcel.  David Blass, founding member and managing partner with Atlanta-based real estate firm Trilogy Group, submitted a request to the Forsyth County Planning Commission for a conditional-use permit to conduct "around-the-clock business" at the property that will also provide for 33 parking spaces.  

Despite not being named specifically, several clues coupled with a ToNeTo Atlanta source, all point to Whataburger.  

The new restaurant is seeking to operate "around-the-clock." Basically all standard Whataburger restaurants operate 24 hours a day.

The new restaurant will be 3,198 square feet on a .84 acre parcel.  Whataburger filed plans for a 3,198 square foot restaurant on a .81 acre parcel in St. Augustine, Florida earlier this year.  

A real estate source with knowledge of the chain's Atlanta expansion confirmed to ToNeTo Atlanta that they are planning to open on the former bank site.  

The new Whataburger would join existing fast food eateries in the area including Wendy's, Arby's, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Captain D's, KFC, Taco Bell and Krystal, among others.  

While it will be several months before anyone in metro Atlanta can enjoy anything from the Whataburger menu, the company has partnered with cooler maker Igloo to offer a limited edition 16 quart “Whatacooler” that might be the perfect holiday gift for the Whataburger fan in your life.     

Where would you like to see Whataburger open in metro Atlanta?  If you have been to Whataburger, what is your favorite menu item?  What regional chain would you like most to see enter metro Atlanta?

Please share your thoughts below.  

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

What?

SEO Placement said...

Exit 12 McFarland and GA400 or Webb Bridge Rd and North Point Pkwy across from Alpharetta HS or near downtown Alpharetta

SEO Placement said...

exit 12 off GA 400 McFarland
North Point Pkwy and Webb Bridge across from Alpharetta HS
Downtown Alpharetta
Bethany Bend and Hwy 9 near Cambridge HS

Anonymous said...

Where would I like to see Whataburger open in metro Atlanta? Somewhere at least within a few miles of the perimeter if not inside it. I rarely have any reason to visit Kennesaw or Cumming, and fast food is not enough of a reason to drive that far.

Liz said...

Whataburger and Sweet Tomatoes.

Dtruett100 said...

Where is the Kennesaw location

Anonymous said...

Newnan!!!! Newnan had diversified greatly & had become the "it" spot south of Atlanta. A lot of West coast people including Hollywood production people have moved here b/c of all the shooting done here and Culver's & Freddy's doesn't hit the spot & can't compete to Whataburger!!!

Mimi and John said...

Sausage BOB, especially if it is on a wheat bun. Not sure they do that anymore.

Savana31 said...

Gainesville ga

Zeets said...

I would like whataburger to open in sandy springs on roswell road near the Northridge exit. There is a Mrs Winners chicken that looks like it's on its last legs...

Unknown said...

Henry county Georgia. We need a whataburger here. Im from Austin Texas, but live here for 32 years. Everytime I visit Texas, i stop at a whataburger

J Harris said...

Mooyah Burgers - MUCH BETTER THAN WHATA...

Also, Bahama Buck's - the best shaved ice and smoothie desserts ever!

J Harris said...

Mooyah Burgers - MUCH BETTER THAN WHATA...

Also, Bahama Buck's - the best shaved ice and smoothie desserts ever!

Bring them both to Cumming and also Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Joey said...

Would love a Whataburger in Roswll Alpharetta area!!

Jml813 said...

Either of the old del tacos would be a good location!

Unknown said...

hopefully one in Loganville

Mandane said...

Where the O'Charleys was/is over by the mall...

Unknown said...

In Buford or Sugarhill

Unknown said...

Decatur Ga.

Unknown said...

Peachtree Corners, Georgia. We need new restaurants that are less expensive.

Anonymous said...

I agree!! I still live in Austin but my brother lives in McDonough!

Unknown said...

In the late 80s early 90s there was a what a burger on hwy 19 at macfarland..it was also a Hardee's and then lonestar burgers.. I worked there for all three.

Unknown said...

My front yard!

Unknown said...

I love the Cumming location. Yeah!

Anonymous said...

It is astounding, if not a little bit pathetic that a fast food "restaurant" generates such a multitude of comments on this blog.

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