UPDATE (October 10, 2018): Gusto! North Decatur Square To Open October 18
Gusto! founder Nate Hybl has set a late-September opening for the restaurant chain’s North Decatur Square location, according to a press release Tuesday.
The fast-casual restaurant currently has locations in the South Buckhead and Virginia-Highland neighborhoods of Atlanta, and a third location opening in West Midtown late-fall, 2018.
In Decatur, Gusto! will serve its bowls and wraps for lunch and dinner, at 1545 North Decatur Road.
“One of the main reasons we selected this location is its proximity to DeKalb Medical,” Hybl said in the release.
“We have been very fortunate to serve many Piedmont Hospital and Shepherd Center staff members and patients with our Peachtree location and are looking forward to providing a fast and better-for-you dining option for the neighboring medical community in Decatur.”
Hybl is also rolling out “Medical Monday” at the new Decatur Gusto! as a way to “show appreciation for medical professionals.”
Every week, those who work in the medical field can show their badges to receive “buy one, get one free” meals on Mondays.
Hybl collaborated with designer Lindsay Denman to “warm up” the 2,400-square-foot-space with custom wood booths and tabletops along with a wood feature wall illuminated by inspirational signage.
Chairs and stools from Grand Rapids Chair Co. are custom-coated in Gusto! gold along with industrial Barn Light fixtures.
Gusto! Decatur is working with B-10 Union furniture collective to detail and fabricate the restaurant’s wood and metalwork.
“We want to create a space that is as much of a draw as the food; carefully crafted and detail-focused in a way that becomes a part of guests’ daily lives,” Denman said in the release.
Decatur-based Office of Design worked with Hybl and Denman on the interior architecture as well as design drawings and permitting.
The menu at Gusto! features all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken and, whenever possible, local and organic ingredients.