Apollo’s Steaks Doubling-Down on Newnan

Philadelphia native Apollo King-El Jr. is opening a larger version of his Newnan cheesesteaks eatery down the street.
Apollo's Steaks Doubling-Down on Newnan
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Apollo King-El Jr., an Atlanta barber turned restauranteur originally from Philadelphia, in the fall 2022 will open a new and improved Apollo’s Steaks in Newnan. Slated to debut in October or November, Apollo’s Steaks will open, at 33 E Broad St., a stone’s throw from the existing location, at 45 Robinson Street, King-El Jr. tells What Now Atlanta.

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After opening the original Apollo’s in the “middle of the pandemic with great success, I’m now opening a larger version incorporating beer and wine (something like Fellini’s Pizza), but cheesesteaks instead,” King-El Jr. said. “This is something that I always planned for as a barber and now it’s happening step by step.”

Situated on the square, the new location will feel less fast-casual like the existing location, and more like a full-service restaurant, according to King-El Jr. who compared the difference using Subway and Applebee’s as examples, respectively.

In addition to its cheesesteaks, Apollo’s serves seafood — catfish, flounder, jumbo shrimp — and sides like mac and cheese and collard greens. King-El Jr. plans on adding a full bar in the restaurant’s second year. “We’re going to be the-go to lunch spot in Downtown Newnan.”

Cheesesteaks are nothing new for King-El Jr. In addition to being a native Philadelphian, the restauranteur in 1999 opened Atlanta’s Philly Shack.

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc. Check out our publications in your city: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.

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