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Chef Todd Hogan in late spring 2022 will open Community Burger in The Mill on Etowah, an adaptive re-use development near historic downtown Canton, at 225 Reformation Pkwy, Suite 300, the restaurant Thursday announced in a press release. The exact opening timeline is “fluid,” a spokesperson told What Now Atlanta.
The eatery will feature burgers, salads, and sides, and will create and serve custom-batch cocktails on tap. Community Burger also plans to offer customers a give-back program to support the local community — guests can nominate and then vote on different charities or community projects they care about. Community Burger will then donate a percentage of its proceeds to the three winning programs each quarter.
“We wanted to create a concept that really helped support our community,” Hogan says of the give-back program. “When we were coming up with the name, Community Burger just made sense. We want to be an important part of the community, not only because of our great food but also because we can listen to the causes our customers care about and give back to those in need.”
Chef Hogan has been in the restaurant industry for nearly 40 years, most recently at the helm of Branchwater, with locations in Cumming and Canton, and Branch & Barrel in Alpharetta’s Avalon.
A Johnson & Wales graduate, three-time James Beard House invitee, DiRōNA award winner, and frequent Food Network guest star, Hogan brings his extensive experience and passion for food and community building to this new project. Everything on the menu — from spice blends to ketchup — is made in-house and specific to Community Burger.
“When I got into the restaurant industry it was to support my family,” Hogan says, looking back on his years in the industry. “But I didn’t know just how big that family would become. Everyone I’ve met along the way I now consider part of that family.”