Plans for gusto! to open an outpost in Tucker are moving forward following recent approvals from the City, Nate Hybl, creator of the growing fast-food brand, Monday told What Now Atlanta in an email.
Last week, developer Branch Properties received final approval from the City for its requested changes to their Hugh Howell Marketplace center, which included a gusto! outparcel with a drive-thru, Hybl said. The restaurant’s design is in progress and permits have yet to be filed. Hugh Howell Marketplace is a new 89,510 square foot shopping center anchored by Publix that broke ground in October 2020. It will be home to Antico Sporto, First Watch, and a slew of other restaurants and retailers.
Slated to open in the second half of 2022 off Hugh Howell Road, gusto! Tucker will be the 12th location for the company and will “take design cues from gusto! Chamblee,” Hybl said (pictured above), including its drive-thru feature — which is also available in the East Cobb, Athens, and Buford locations.
“Tucker is on the rise in a big way, and when we got the opportunity to have a stand-alone drive-thru shop in front of a new Publix, we had to seize the opportunity,” Hybl said in a prepared statement. “We’re going to build and run a place that the Tucker community can be proud of!”
The menu at gusto! Tucker is serving up the same bright and bold flavors as its fellow Atlanta-area locations. To customize an entrée, guests start by selecting a base of crisp mixed greens, seasoned brown rice, half and half (rice and greens), or a steamed flatbread wrap, then picking a protein such as grilled chicken, grilled umami tofu, or grilled shrimp. To bring the bowl or wrap to life, guests choose a gusto, or signature flavor profile, like chili sesame BBQ, tzatziki lemon artichoke, sweet soy sriracha.