On the heels of opening Georgia’s first Kyuramen restaurant in Suwanee, Franchisee James Yang is already working on launching two new locations this year in the Atlanta metro area.
The City of Atlanta recently released plans for construction on an outpost of the Japanese-style ramen restaurant and bubble tea store in Berkeley Park’s The District at Howell Mill development, at 1801 Howell Mill Road.
Situated in suite 460, Kyuramen will open adjacent La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant in the Walmart-anchored shopping center, plans reviewed this week by What Now Atlanta show. According to a site map for The District, the space — which sits between La Parrilla and Nail Talk — has sat vacant for years.
Converting the 3,890 square-foot space into the ramen eatery could cost $382,000, according to the recently-issued building permit. An opening timeline for Georgia’s second Kyuramen is unclear. Yang on Wednesday did not respond to a request for comment.
Yang’s third Kyuramen is slated for Duluth, at 3780 Old Norcross Rd suite 108, in the Kroger-anchored Reynold’s Crossing shopping center. Permits for this location have not yet been released for construction, a source with intimate knowledge of the incoming location told What Now Atlanta.
The name “Kyuramen” comes from the Japanese word for “nine” or “Kyu” making nine ramen flavors the foundation of Kyuramen’s menu, the company wrote in a press release when they announced NYC expansion plans last year. In addition to its ramen, the restaurant offers omurice (Japanese-style omelet) and a rice burger.
“Every month we have new locations opening,” Founder Gary Lin said at the time. “We are trying to double the number of locations every year. We will go from 25, 50, 100, 200 to 400 locations.” The growing restaurant brand was established in 2014.