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What Now Atlanta is always hunting for the newest developments in the Atlanta restaurant and business scene. This week, we reported on 10 pre-opening businesses coming to town that you don’t want to miss. 

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If you’re a foodie looking for the newest spots to eat, or you’re an industry professional looking to connect with new business owners, this week’s round-up is sure to be helpful to you. 

But, without further delay, let’s jump right into the 10 new Atlanta restaurants of the week. 


  1. Mad Chicken
Wisconsin-Based Mad Chicken Scouting Atlanta
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This Milwaukee-based eatery is planning to bring its “clean” food down to the dirty south sometime in the future. This pre-opening Atlanta restaurant is sure to make a splash once they secure their new locations. Read about the owners Nabil Mutlaq, Ramez Aly, and Mohamed Elkadya and their concept here

  1. Junior’s Pizza
Junior's Pizza Inks Deal For Hapeville Restaurant
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What started as a pop-up for owners Alex and Jennifer “Junior” Aton is now flourishing into a second brick and mortar location in a new mixed-use development in 2023. You don’t want to miss our coverage about the new local business. 

  1. Wylie and Rum 
Caribbean Kitchen and Rum Bar Wylie and Rum Opening Summer 2022
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No one should miss brand-new concepts that sound as delicious as the Caribbean concept Wylie and Rum, which is coming to Reynold’s Town in a couple of months. Read about co-operator Tony Lewis dish about the new Caribbean spot in our detailed report

  1. Shipley Do-Nuts 
Houston-Based Shipley Do-Nuts Opening 30 Georgia Locations Starting in Duluth - Photo
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This Houston-based brand is sailing into A-town with a 30 unit expansion initiative. We can expect the fresh do-nuts to make their first appearance later this year. To find out more about the grand plan, check our coverage here

  1. Planet Fitness  
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We get it, this isn’t a restaurant, but we’ve been keeping up with this brand’s expansion throughout the Atlanta-area. Franchising group Alder Partners has been on a role recently, as this is their fifth Planet Fitness location since 2020. Check out our detailed coverage to get more info. 

  1. Zakia
Mission + Market Owner Has New Project in The Works
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Partner and Executive Chef, Ian Winslade will be working alongside brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly to bring the concept to the North Atlanta-area soon. The Lebanese concept has familial roots for the Akly brothers, which you can read here

  1. Spina Pizza and Small Fry 
Spina Pizza, Small Fry To Join Atlanta Dairies in Late 2022
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Memorial Drive is set to see two exciting concepts move into the Atlanta Diaries development. Anthony Spina, Jr. is bringing the pizza joint to us, and Skip Engelbrecht will provide the comfort food via Small Fry. There’s plenty more about these new Atlanta businesses in our coverage.

  1. NoriFish Omakase Restaurant
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Executive Chef and Owner, Sean Park, is behind this new Atlanta restaurant opening. All the details about the establishment are laid out in our report, including this fun fact: NoriFish imports the highest-quality fish directly from the world-famous Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo. 

  1. PLANTA Vegan Restaurant
Vegan Eatery PLANTA Files Paperwork For Atlanta Outpost
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Plant-based food continues to find its footholds in the dining industry. Atlanta is now in the sights of PLANTA, which has outposts set up in Florida, New York, Maryland and Canada. Chicago and Los Angeles will also see new locations of the brand soon. 

  1. Sugar Baby Creamery
Sugar Baby Creamery To Bring Rolled Ice Cream, Funnel Cakes To Buckhead Crossing
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Businesswoman Robreauna Ruiz is bringing the Buckhead Crossing shopping center a new dessert shop that will specialize in all manner of sweets, from rolled ice cream to carnival-style sweets. Don’t miss the details about this new Atlanta business in our report


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Ross McWaters

Ross McWaters is a writer from Atlanta, GA. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of McCoy’s Monthly, a small literary magazine where some of his writing can be found.

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