A third Atlanta area Chick’nCone will open in Emory Point, according to lease intel. Located at 1540 Avenue Place, the chicken eatery will occupy suite B2-250.
Founded in 2016 by Jonathan Almanzar and Josh Lanier, the Pennsylvania-based chain got its start as a food truck before growing to a fast-casual concept. Today, franchise restaurants are in operation across California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas. It’s even gone global with locations in Toronto and Dubai.
Chick’nCone currently has two other locations in Georgia – one at 780 Memorial Dr SE, and the other at 5215 Winward Parkway in Alpharetta. This third location is being brought to the area by local couple, Kingsley and Tilda Dike.
According to Kingsley they are hoping to open the restaurant in January, but with logistic challenges from suppliers and vendors, the grand opening is more likely to take place in March 2022. The location will be dine-in but mobile ordering, delivery, and catering services will also be offered.
Kingsley previously served as an Intelligence Analyst with the United States Army while Tilda is involved in advancing drug research. Despite not having much restaurant experience, the two had always dreamt of being in the food franchise business.
“Chick’nCone became appealing because of its unique offering of chicken and waffles. On a family vacation to Orlando, Florida, we ventured into a Chick’nCone restaurant in Fort Lauderdale,” Kingsley shared in an email to What Now Atlanta. “My daughters loved it. It’s beautiful ambience with warm and smiling staff convinced my wife, Tilda, and I to look them up.”
Thus began the Dikes’ journey with Chick’nCone. “It’s been very interesting and a good experience working with Mr. Jonathan Almanzar and his entire team,” said Kingsley. “They have been kind and displayed genuine interest in our success and that is the power behind the brand.”
The Dikes are parents to three daughters and together they serve the Atlanta community through teaching Sunday School at their local church and participating in runs such as the Atlanta Mission 5K Race to End Homelessness.
The Point, a mixed-use residential-retail project, is a 50-acre rezoned site that caters to employees who work at the many large employers along Clifton Rd. Organizations include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University and Emory Healthcare, Ben Franklin Academy, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Druid Hills High School. So, the forthcoming Chick’nCone is sure to stay busy.
Chick’nCone offers guests a convenient way to eat popular combo, chicken and waffles. Sauced boneless bite-size crispy chicken tenders are placed in a hand rolled waffle cone that is as easy to carry as it is to consume. Sauces include Cinna-Maple (for that traditional chicken and waffles with syrup vibe), mustard based Yell BBQ, and spicy South African chili Peri Peri.
Also on the menu are Chick’nTenders and a Chick’nSandwich. Sides include Caj’nFries, Caj’nCorn, and Mac’nCheese.
Note: This article has been updated since its original publication to include comment from the owner.