Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ To Replace Copeland’s Atlantic Station

Plus Salata is taking the place of Moe's Southwest Grill, Spa810 opening February 11.

Plus Salata is taking the place of Moe’s Southwest Grill, Spa810 opening February 11.

California-based, grill-at-your-table concept Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, has plans to open its first Georgia store in Atlantic Station, The Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC) this week first reported.

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The franchised restaurant concept, with roots in Japan, would take a 6,000-square-foot piece of the now-shuttered Copeland’s of New Orleans space, which closed its doors early January, Barbara Garrett, general manager of Atlantic Station, Thursday confirmed in an email to What Now Atlanta.

The Atlantic Station Gyu-Kaku would be a corporate store, Garrett said.

At Gyu-Kaku, guests cook their own “yakiniku” (Japanese BBQ) at the table including beef, chicken, pork and seafood, and vegetables.

In related news, Texas-based salad bar concept Salata, which is planning 20 Atlanta-area locations, is replacing Moe’s Southwest Grill at Atlantic Station.

Moe’s also closed its doors in the Midtown mixed-use development – which was acquired by Hines and capital partner Morgan Stanley late-2015 from North American Properties – early January.

And Spa 810, a first-to-market spa concept, is scheduled to open its doors ahead of Valentine’s Day Saturday, February 11.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc. Check out our publications in your city: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco.
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5 years ago

I’ve eaten at Gyu Kaku (beef corner) in Pasadena and loved it. Hope it does well in Atlantic Station. They need special, destination restaurants there.

4 years ago

Gyu-Kaku started out as a great opportunity. I interviewed in Atlanta only once with Sandy. The interview went well and within a week I was offered a position as manager. It was strange because I had only been on one interview and within a week I had received my offer letter. Gyu-Kaku is opening a new restaurant in the Atlanta area, and currently there is no other store nearby. So part of the deal was that I had to get my affairs in order with one week’s notice and complete my 2-month training in Boston. So that I did. I… Read more »

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