It’s the second Atlanta-area outpost of the California-based ramen shop, agreement in place for up to three more.
Julie Mei, the Jinya Ramen Bar Atlanta-region franchisee, is moving forward with plans to open a second location of the California-based ramen shop, this time in Buckhead.
Plans this week were filed with City of Atlanta to buildout space previously occupied by Uncle Maddio’s, at 3714 Roswell Road, in the Powers Ferry Square shopping center for Jinya Ramen Bar.
An estimated $150,000 could be spent building out the 2,365-square-foot restaurant and the new shop is expected to open in June, “hopefully a little sooner depending on the City of Atlanta,” Mei in a telephone interview Tuesday told What Now Atlanta.
“It’s a prime location in the heart of Buckhead with a ton of residential and office nearby.”
Mei and her team were considering Kennesaw for Jinya’s second location before a broker turned their attention to the Uncle Maddio’s space.
But a Kennesaw location could still happen.
Mei has a franchising agreement to open up to five Jinya Ramen Bars in the Atlanta-area, she said.
“When I was looking in the market, I noticed there wasn’t any authentic ramen in the southeast region. We really like the Jinya brand and the product its self. So the moment we started the first location, we were planning the second one. It was just a matter of where.”
Mei opened Atlanta’s first Jinya Ramen Bar July 2016 in Sandy Springs, at 5975 Roswell Road.
“We’re expanding and we’re very happy to serve the neighborhood’s where we’re situated and the surrounding communities.”
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