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Cozy Coop, a new fast-food concept from Atlanta chef Ricky Navas and restaurateur Mike Madonna, opened its Marietta doors onTuesday, November 15, 2022, the restaurant announced in a press release this week.
Situated at 2500 Barrett Creek Blvd., Cozy Coop offers fried chicken and a menu of Southern staples with the goal of “reimagining what the fast-food experience can be,” Madonna said in the release.
“So much of fast food today is just bland, mass-produced product without personality, presented and served in a way that feels very impersonal,” Navas, a veteran of Atlanta restaurants such as Storico Fresco, ROOM at Twelve, Murphy’s and Paces & Vine, said. “We want to prove that you don’t have to settle for that. You can get homestyle cooking made in-house with fresh, all-natural ingredients, all for a reasonable price.”
The restaurant, designed by Atlanta-based ASD|Sky, features a front counter where guests can order individual meals spotlighting Cozy Coop’s fried chicken, chicken tenders and baby-back pork ribs. Each meal comes with a regular side (mac and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, crispy okra, french fries or coleslaw), cornbread and a drink.
The menu also includes a crispy chicken sandwich and family-style meals (eight, 12 and 16 pieces) and a hearty chicken-and-ribs meal with eight pieces of chicken and a full rack of ribs.
“If you’re going to a sandwich shop or picking up burgers for your family, everyone gets handed a burger and some fries, and that can add up,” Madonna said. “When you come to Cozy Coop, you’re going to walk out with a big plate of chicken and ribs that can be shared by everyone. It creates a more communal experience.”
Guests can order dine-in or carry-out orders at the counter or grab a meal to go at the drive-through. Madonna and Navas also plan to offer catering for special events.
“Cozy Coop is fast food, but it’s also something more,” Madonna said. “The space looks and feels different than what guests are used to, and the food is of the freshest quality, served quickly and in healthy portions. It’s chef-driven fast food that anyone can enjoy, at a price that will appeal to everyone.”
Cozy Coop is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Active military and first responders (fire/police/EMS) showing identification or uniform will receive 15 percent off their meals, according to the release.