Chamblee later this year will be home to Gusto!, a company spokesperson Friday exclusively shared with What Now Atlanta.
Gusto! Chamblee will be the brand’s fifth location and the first to include a drive-thru.
Owner Nate Hybl will open the new restaurant fall 2019, at 4945 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, near Whole Foods Market.
“We are very grateful to the city of Chamblee and the landowners for welcoming our local Atlanta brand with open arms,” Hybl said in a prepared statement.
“There is so much progress and change occurring in the nearby neighborhoods, and we are truly thrilled to join the community!”
Gusto!’s Director of Operations and Strategy Richmond Green lends his former expertise at Chick-fil-A to the design of the restaurant’s new drive-thru operation, which will include a “co-pilot” outside to assist guests in ordering.
This format will replicate the ordering process guests currently get inside Gusto! restaurants.
The project reached fruition via a collaborative process involving designer Lindsay Denman and architects Gensler, Office of Design, and Pro Building Systems.
The Chamblee location will display Gusto!’s bright, modern industrial design details, showcasing an 18’ tall glass front with an indoor mural that can be seen from outside the restaurant.
White brick, exposed steel beams, and Cypress wood from South Georgia will be featured on the exteriors and interiors.
“I have a love for design and architecture, and this building combines city of Chamblee characteristics with some of my favorite architectural elements,” Hybl said.
Gusto! Chamblee will serve the same menu as the company’s other locations.
First, guests pick a “gusto” like sweet soy sriracha, chile sesame bbq or tahini cucumber feta.
The next steps include picking a style (mixed greens, Jasmine brown rice, half greens, and half rice or a flatbread wrap) and adding a grilled protein (chicken, shrimp or portabella mushroom).
The menu features all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken and, whenever possible, local and organic ingredients.