A former Sonic drive-through restaurant in DeKalb County is proposed to be redeveloped into a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Plans were submitted for the project at 3507 Memorial Drive in the Belvedere Plaza shopping center.
The previous restaurant ceased operations in 2018, according to documents submitted in DeKalb. A new 1,430-square-foot Dunkin’ Donuts would be built with a drive-through lane.
“It was the applicant’s intent to reuse the as much of the original building and drive-through paving for the proposed development, focusing on aesthetic improvements,” says the application.
The franchisee owner for the new location is Ali Chunara, president of the Chunara Group of Companies.
Chunara has a large portfolio of franchise brands including Kale Me Crazy, Church’s Chicken and TGI Fridays. The company operates roughly 50 Dunkin’ Donuts across Georgia, according to its website.
Chunara’s business partner, Shamsu Charania of The Falcons Group, told What Now Atlanta that they are currently working through the permitting process for the new Dunkin’ Donuts.
“Hopefully, we receive them soon to move the project forward,” Charania said in an email.