It’s heating up in Atlanta — and it’s not just because of the weather.
Nashville-based Hattie B's Hot Chicken opened its first long-awaited Atlanta location at 11 a.m. July 12 at 299 Moreland Ave. in Little Five Points across from Wrecking Bar Brewpub.
The popular eatery has a small menu focused on its hot chicken with varying levels of heat from Southern (no heat), mild, medium, hot and damn hot and Shut the Cluck Up. The menu also features local beers, sides including pimento mac and cheese and collard greens and peach cobbler and banana pudding for dessert.
"Our mission has been the same from day one: to provide authentic Nashville hot chicken served with Southern hospitality in a fun, high energy environment, and we are excited to bring Hattie B’s to Atlanta," founder and co-owner Nick Bishop, Sr. said in a press release.
The building on Moreland was originally a prototype of a Phillips 66 gas station from the 1950s. The 2,700 square-foot restaurant will have 80 interior seats and 56 exterior seats under a covered patio.
Bishop Sr. and his son, Nick Bishop, Jr. opened the first Hattie B’s in 2012 in Nashville and have since opened two more locations in Nashville, one in Memphis and one in Birmingham.
Hattie B's Atlanta will be open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
299 Moreland Ave., Atlanta. 615-678-4794, http://hattieb.com/