The Georgia Aquarium’s Cafe To Undergo $1.8 Million Overhaul

The new look, concept to debut February 2017.

The new look, concept to debut February 2017.

The Georgia Aquarium is looking to make a splash next year with upgrades to its in-house dining.

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Plans last week were filed with City of Atlanta to overhaul the cafe situated in the Western Hemisphere’s largest aquarium.

An estimated $1,800,000 would be spent renovating the 12,873-square-foot restaurant.

Upgrades include transforming the existing kitchen space into an “open-area-theatre” layout including a pastry station where guests can experience the baking in action.

Wolfgang Puck Catering, The Georgia Aquarium’s current catering partner, is joining forces with “premium” foodservice company Restaurant Associates to develop the updated cafe, Joseph Kennedy, the cafe’s general manager, told What Now Atlanta.

The Georgia Aquarium’s new cafe would be buffet-style with an expanded salad bar featuring foods such as fried chicken, fish and chips, barbecue chicken and pork, all while introducing a new Indian-inspired flair to the menu, Kennedy said.

As for the design, expect a “sea glass” theme with modern fixtures and multiple shades of “blue and sea foam.”

The Georgia Aquarium’s renovated cafe should launch late-February 2017.

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