Goodbye Woodstock Dwarf House, Hello Truett’s Chick-fil-A

The new Truett's Chick-fil-A that will replace the Woodstock Dwarf House will feature displays detailing Chick-fil-A's history, a drive-thru that can accommodate significantly more cars and a more "modern" look.
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Chick-fil-A will raize its Woodstock Dwarf House at 9728 GA-92 in favor of a larger, more modern Truett’s Chick-fil-A on March 19.

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Once construction begins, 137 of the location’s employees will be laid off with “no guarantees of future employment” when the new restaurant opens in August, according to a Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act notice with the Georgia Department of Labor by the store’s general manager Ron Hammock.

“The Woodstock Dwarf House will be closing for a full remodel in March and will be rebranded as Truett’s Chick-fil-A Woodstock, reopening later this year,” the company wrote in a statement. “The new design will feature an enhanced look and increased capacity for serving Guests both inside the restaurant and the drive-thru. The restaurant will retain its classic elements of full-serve seating and counter service, as well as the menu. Team Members have been presented with other employment options to explore while the restaurant is closed for construction.”

Dwarf Houses, opened throughout the Atlanta metro area in the ’80s, combine the menus and aesthetics of a Chick-fil-A and Truett’s Dwarf Grill, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s first restaurant that opened in Hapeville in 1946. The sit-down Dwarf House establishments sell steaks and burgers alongside the company’s namesake chicken sandwiches, which weren’t on the menu until 1961 when Cathy found a pressure fryer that could cook a chicken patty in the same amount of time as a beef burger.  

Several of the original 11 Dwarf Houses, including the flagship Hapeville location, are scheduled to be torn down in favor of Truett’s Chick-fil-A’s. The rebuilt restaurants will feature “a combination of styles throughout the history of the ownership and will act as a tribute to Truett Cathy’s devotion to serving quality products to his consumers,” Chick-fil-A Director of Strategic Reinvestment Joseph Latimer wrote in a summary of the Hapeville project.

The new restaurant will stand at 6,900 square feet, and plans include a drive-thru that will accommodate 40 cars. Part of the restaurant will be devoted to informational displays documenting the evolution of Cathy’s Georgia diner to a nationwide franchise.

Christina Coulter

Christina Coulter is an eager journalist from Connecticut with dogged tenacity and the sensibilities of a small-town reporter. Before and after graduating from Marist College in 2017, Christina covered local news for a slew of publications in the Northeast, including The Wilton Bulletin, the Millbrook Independent, The Kingston Times, The New Paltz Times and the Rockland Times. For nearly four years before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christina was the lead reporter for The Saugerties Times, living and breathing the goings-on of the 20,000-strong Hudson Valley community. Christina weathered the pandemic in Atlanta, where she got a taste for the city's people and flavors. After a brief stint covering news in Connecticut and New York once more with The Daily Voice, Christina was taken on by What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles, where she aims to unweave the intricacies of both cities' bright restaurant communities.
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1 month ago

Looks like a storage facility with a fake facade stuck on the front.

1 month ago

Will the museum include how they discriminate against people in the LBGQT+ community and the boycott that has taken placs?

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