This summer, Teriyaki Madness will open its first Atlanta location. The fast-casual Asian-inspired restaurant will be stationed right off the I-75 at 1923 Howell Mill Road.
Franchise owner Gonzalo de Aristegui has already secured a contractor, telling What Now Atlanta that construction will commence this March, and finalize by the end of May. The 2,000 square-foot location will seat 40 customers and employ 15 to 20 people once open.
This is only the beginning. Aristegui also received the rights to open two additional Teriyaki Madness franchises — one in Sandy Springs, the other in Decatur. But he is taking it one step at a time. The other locations will begin production once this first location is up and running. Aristegui’s broker is Kathy Thirolf with The Shumacher Group.
Teriyaki Madness is currently one of the fastest growing restaurant chains with nearly 150 franchises across the country. This success was a huge motivator for Aristegui, who already owns and operates two fine Italian dining establishments: Cibo e Beve in Sandy Springs and Toscano Ristorante Italiano in Atlantic Station.
For the restauranteur, the pivot from fine dining to fast casual was intentional, saying that Teriyaki Madness is “similar to Chipotle with the difference being that the food is made fresh to order.”
Aristegui expects the first of his three Teriyaki Madness franchises to open in mid-June.