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First metro Atlanta Curry Up Now location now open in Decatur

Grand opening party to include free food, discounts

A popular San Francisco-based Indian fast casual chain has opened the first of its several planned metro Atlanta locations. 

Curry Up Now celebrated its grand opening from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at 1575 Church St. in Decatur. The first 150 attendees in line received a free bowl, samosa or burrito, and everyone else received 50% off all orders for the rest of the day. The event also featured live entertainment from Punjabi Bhangra dancers and henna artists. 

Founded in 2009 by husband and wife Akash and Rana Kapoor and senior VP of operations and co-founder Amir Hosseini, Curry Up Now's menu features dishes such as Tikka Masala Burrito, Deconstructed Samosa, Sexy Fries and Naughty Naan; traditional items such as Kathi Rolls, Biryani and Thali Platters; and Indian street food offerings including Pani Puri, Marwari Kachori Chaat, Bhel Puri and Papdi Chaat.

The spot uses gluten-free curries, chutneys and sauces; cage-free eggs; local, organic produce and dairy products; and Halal protein options.

Franchisee Hemant Suri, who previously owned Midtown Tavern, is opening the Atlanta locations, which will join eateries in Sacramento as the first to open outside of the Bay Area. 

“Decatur is known for its impressive and ever-growing food scene, which is why we wanted to introduce Curry Up Now to this area,” Suri said in a prepared statement.

 More metro Atlanta locations are set to follow, including at Madison Yards on Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown and The Interlock on Howell Mill Road in West Midtown. The Interlock location will also house an “eclectic craft cocktail bar” called Mortar & Pestle. 

The Decatur location will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Catering and takeout will be available, and customers can order ahead using the Curry Up Now mobile app. 

1575 Church St., Decatur. 470-343-2911, curryupnow.com

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