Mrs. Winner's Chicken & Biscuits returning with Atlanta locations after bouncing back from bankruptcy

She's baaaack! Atlanta-based Mrs. Winner's Chicken & Biscuits -- which closed all but 12 of its shops after filing for bankruptcy in 2010 -- is hoping to make its way back into the hearts and stomachs of Atlantans. Franchise deals are set to bring six new restaurants to the Atlanta area, including one opening in East Point next month at 2430 McAlpine Terrace.

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Three of the 12 stores that remained open in 2010 were located in Georgia. Stores in Decatur, Stockbridge and Macon continue to operate. There are also stores located in North Carolina and Tennessee.

The hope is to have a total of 100 restaurants open across the Southeast within the next five years.

Founded in 1979, Mrs. Winner’s surged to 184 restaurants throughout the Southeast before it was felled by financial missteps. In 2012, current President John Buttolph acquired the rights to the company and is spearheading the revitalization.

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