Chicken sandwich from Joella's Hot Chicken.
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Joella’s Hot Chicken to open second Cobb location

A popular fast-casual chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, will open its second metro Atlanta location next week in Cobb County. 

Joella’s Hot Chicken opens Oct. 2 at 840 Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw. Founded in 2015, the hot chicken company is owned by Schulte Restaurant Group. Joella’s first metro Atlanta location opened Sept. 6 in Cobb County at 2955 Cobb Parkway SE near SunTrust Park.

The Kennesaw location will have large indoor dining space and drive-through option for customers on the go. 

“The Atlanta community has welcomed us with open arms, and we are so grateful – we can’t wait to welcome those in Kennesaw into our newest store and show them what Joella’s is all about,” said Christina Happel, Joella’s regional vice president of operations.

To celebrate opening day, Joella’s said it will give away about $50,000 in free chicken meals to the first 100 customers in line. A one-year supply, or 52 coupons, will be awarded to each of the first 100 adults at 8 a.m.

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Guests can begin forming a line up to 24 hours before the restaurant’s opening, Joella’s said. The celebration kicks off at 4:30 a.m. with live music, coffee and complimentary chicken and waffles.

Joella’s chicken comes in six heat levels: Southern (no heat), Spiked Honey (sweet and mild), Ella’s Fav (flavor with a little heat), Tweener (medium heat), Hot (fiery heat) and our waiver-worthy Fire-In Da-Hole. It also serves up made-from-scratch Southern sides, including macaroni and cheese, sweet vinegar slaw, parm garlic fries and kale crunch salad.

Joella’s hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The company will continue its expansion in Georgia, with restaurants planned for 188 Molly Lane in Woodstock and 580 Bullsboro Drive in Newnan. It will also open two locations in Florida later in the fall.


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