Saturday, August 27, 2022

[EXCLUSIVE] New Wing Joint Bringing Chicken Back to Colonel's Old Crib

A growing wings franchise is hoping to take flight in Piedmont Heights.  Urban Wings, which launched in 2021 on Atlanta's "Upper Westside," has inked its first franchise agreement that will bring it to 1825 Piedmont Avenue.  The new Urban Wings will occupy a roughly 1,500 square foot building that dates to 1964 when it was a KFC franchise.  In recent years, the building played host to a Subway franchise while the parking lot seemed to function as a showcase for a vehicle promoting "Fitness with Jeff." 

The original Urban Wings was opened by serial entrepreneur Moez "Moe" Hasni and his business partner Salman "Sam" Badruddin in a former Papa John's at 2065 Defoors Ferry Road.  Hasni, in addition to being co-founder and CEO of Urban Wings, is also a franchisee of several hotel, restaurant and fuel brands including Dunkin', Holiday Inn, BP and Savi Provisions locations in Peachtree Hills, Collier Road and Brookhaven, among other businesses.  

Urban Wings offers a rather diverse menu of bone-in and boneless chicken wings as well as chicken tenders, panko shrimp, a chicken sandwich and vegan wings.  The restaurant also has a tremendous variety of sides like sweet potato waffle fries, spicy cheese curds, tater tots, fried green tomatoes, mozzarella sticks, onion rings and fried mushrooms, among its roughly twenty side options.  The restaurant's wings, which are accompanied by more than 25 sauce options, are offered bone-in, boneless or in the case of the vegan wings, "bone-in" via a sugar cane stick.  Urban Wings sources their chicken from locally owned Springer Mountain Farms while their vegan wings are supplied by a California business.  

Hasni tells ToNeTo Atlanta that the Piedmont Heights outpost should be open by mid-October. Additionally, another new Urban Wings franchise is planned for the first half of 2023 at 2680 East College Avenue in Decatur where it will open as part of a multi-tenant strip center now under construction.  

Have you been to Urban Wings?  Who in Atlanta do you think offers the best chicken or vegan wings?  Where else would you like to see Urban Wings open?

Please share your thoughts below. 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The ghettofication of Atlanta knows no limits.

Anonymous said...

The supposedly coming soon “wings guru” at town Brookhaven, the space is still completely empty with a for lease sign in the window. There is a banner hanging outside still but no movement whatsoever. The other day they had what looked like lawn furniture stacked up inside the establishment but it is no longer there. Before you know it we will see an American deli and a beauty supply a cbd store and a Vape shop in town Brookhaven. The only thing keeping mattress firm from town Brookhaven is their recent bankruptcies and real estate lease troubles.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Another chicken restaurant! Give me a break! At this point just bring in Burger King please!

Anonymous said...

Hello , I don’t think you should automatically think it’s ghettofication. Urban has many meanings. Including a growing urban city of atlanta.

Anonymous said...

"The ghettofication of Atlanta knows no limits" <<< clearly this guy has never set foot in Piedmont Heights or in a ghetto, because those two areas have nothing in common... Since 2016 I've lived <1mi from this location, and I love it here

Anonymous said...

Burger King is disgusting. Very reminiscent of fast food in the early days of the 60s and 70s where the quality no matter where you were was always questionable. I feel like every fast food establishment has elevated the quality of their game over the years, except Burger King. They are actually gaming their customers with the hi quality photographs yet serving low quality food. I read recently their onion rings don’t even have onions inside them, just rings of breading. Their nuggets somehow weigh like a feather and have all air and breading. Don’t get me started on the breakfast…

Anonymous said...

There actually used to be a Burger King across the street where Dunkin Donuts now operates. It did not last…

Anonymous said...

That is the corp and world wide HQ of Fitness with Jeff. Thanks for Mention!!!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome, glad to finally see something replace the old subway!

Anonymous said...

If I recall the old Burger King was a in one of their 70s era buildings and operated into the 2000s, so it did last a long time.That said, it looked forlorn and customer free for years when I’d drive past.

Anonymous said...

nor does your racism

Anonymous said...

The wings are actually good, I've had them before and there is nothing ghetto about the establishment. Step inside and it is immaculate, but of course racists are too cowardly to actually do their own investigations.

Anonymous said...

Why suddenly in the 2020’s has telling the truth (about anything) now equate to racism? The word has a very important meaning in society, and indiscriminately labeling everything you disagree with as racist completely dilutes and diminishes the meaning of the word.

Anonymous said...

No more wings and chicken! We need a salad and smoothie store! No fat chicken or burger place!

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