Wednesday, July 27, 2022

[CLOSURE ALERT] Just Over a Year After its Debut, Chick'nCone Alpharetta Folds

Chick'nCone in Alpharetta has closed.  The restaurant, which occupied what some might call a "cursed" restaurant space, reportedly closed suddenly in recent days with no warning or mention of its closure on the Chick'nCone Alpharetta facebook page.  The restaurant, a franchise of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania-based chain, opened May 2021.  

The location, 5215 Windward Parkway, has in years past played host to failed franchises of Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill and Uncle Maddio's Pizza, and before that, K Cafe, an ill-fated fast casual concept restaurant from fast food chain Krystal.  

Signage advertising the space being available for lease with "easy terms" and other signage confirming the closure were visible when ToNeTo Atlanta readers visited the space this week.  Interestingly, the signage confirming the closure also lists several new locations "coming soon" to Cumming, Smyrna, Emory Point, McDonough and Macon.  

There is currently just one Chick'nCone open and operating in Atlanta - in the street level retail of the Modera Reynoldstown apartments - along Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown.  According to the Chick'nCone website however, the Alpharetta restaurant is still open and operating, too.  

Are you surprised to see Chick'nCone in Alpharetta closed?  Do you think their former space is cursed?  What type of restaurant do you think Alpharetta needs most?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Jodyml813 said...

Did not have a chance to try them. Very difficult to get in and out of it here with the changes to remove the four-way stop over by Costco. yet Local wood fire grill is over there and they do great business all the time and they're amazing. So a good restaurant that has great food and service will overcome a somewhat difficult location!

Anonymous said...

That spot is cursed.

Actually, unless there is name recongition and a drive thru for parents who are transporting kids, nothing will make it there.

Anonymous said...

I never heard of it however I just checked out their website and I really like the concept, what is unique is their tossed chicken flavors are *different* than other establishments typically offer and look like they very well complement the cone/waffle aspect. Sorry to see them go. given the concept is centered around a handheld version of chicken and waffles a location with a high walk-ability score or in a mall or definitely a drive-through is probably the most ideal location. it does not look like they enjoyed any of these options at this location.

BigRedDogATL said...

Way too overpriced for chicken nuggets served in a waffle cone and topped with maple syrup.

Also at least 4 other chicken places within two blocks, so lots of competition.

But this now opens a location up for another burrito place or salad bowl place to come in and then go out of business in a year.

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