Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles From Ne-Yo, Crystal Smith, and Karlie Redd To Open in College Park

Johnny's Chicken and Waffles is slated to open in January in the emptied out Soul Crab ATL unit
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Crystal Smith, Ne-Yo, and Karlie Redd are opening up an all-new restaurant idea — Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles — which will land in College Park sometime in January. Its 3725 Main St. space previously housed Soul Crab ATL, which shut its doors earlier this year.

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The restaurant focuses on the Georgia staple brunch food chicken and waffles, as its namesake suggests, and will be served to patrons in an 85-seat indoor dining area. This includes tables, booths, high tops, and bar seating. Baked goods like pies and cafe food will also be served at a take-out counter. Restaurant guests will be able to build their own waffle meal that comes with a selection of either white or dark meat, along with different sauces and a “bacon waffle” option. 

“Ne-Yo and I aim to make everyone feel at home at Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles,” Redd said, according to Dish Around Town. “Anyone who appreciates music will love the ambiance we created in our dining room, with awards and plaques from Ne-Yo, myself, and some of our closest friends.”

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