This is "Actual Factual Gwinnett," a regular column in which Tyler Estep answers reader questions about Gwinnett happenings and history. Read previous editions — like this one sharing what movie they were filming at Bethesda Park— by clicking the hyperlinks at the bottom of this column, where you'll also find information for submitting your own questions. Enjoy!
Who's ready for some greasy goodness?
Reader Amber writes, in part: "I've heard Cook Out is coming to Snellville. Do you have an estimated date on when the construction will start on that?"
Good news and bad news, Ambo.
The good news: Yes, Cook Out — the love-to-gorge-and-have-your-belly-hate-you-later fast food burger chain where you can get chicken nuggets and/or quesadillas as SIDES — is indeed coming to Snellville. To be exact, it's coming to 2019 Scenic Highway, just a few steps away from its intersection with Dogwood Road on the former site of a BB&T bank branch.
This is what that bank branch looked like when they tore it down earlier this year:
So, all that sounds pretty good...what's the bad news? The construction (and opening) schedule is a mystery!
The old building has already come down (obviously), and the new restaurant has already been listed as "coming soon" on the Cook Out website, but restaurant officials are playing a possible opening date close to the vest.
As in, they're not releasing one at all. Even a vague one. Believe me. I tried.
Cook Out is not included on the latter, but I promise you, Amber — it's coming. IT'S COMING!
I, Tyler Estep, am a staff writer with the AJC and a Gwinnett County native. To submit “Actual Factual Gwinnett” questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, @ByTylerEstep on Twitter or via the form below.
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