Drumz N’ Flatz bringing baked wings, vegan burgers to Stone Mountain next month

A new spot specializing in health-conscious chicken wings is about to make its debut in Stone Mountain.

Drumz N’ Flatz — a nod to the nicknames for drumsticks and wings — is set to open March 5 at 5370 Stone Mountain Highway.

The eatery comes from Stacey and John T. Arthur III, who also own Stone Mountain catering business Jerk Fusion Cafe.

The couple wanted to offer a healthy alternative for wing lovers, with a menu offering baked wings “that taste as if they’re fried,” Stacey said.

The restaurant’s 20 house-made sauce options including Golden Bake (curry), Scotch Blaze (super hot), Irie BBQ (jerk BBQ), Candy Blaze (sweet and spicy) and Lemon Drop (lemon pepper wet or dry). The menu also offers a variety of sandwiches including grilled salmon sliders and jerk chicken, soups, salads and sides, including cheddar fries and grilled zucchini.

Credit: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

Credit: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

It was also important to Stacey, who adheres to a plant-based diet, to offer vegan options, and the menu contains several, including vegan wings, burgers and sausages.

The pair leaned on a fusion of Caribbean and American cuisines to create the menu. The flavors are a nod to Stacey’s Jamaican background and John’s upbringing in the states.

The same influences can be seen in the offerings at Jerk Fusion Cafe, which the Arthurs opened in 2014. The business currently focuses on catering, with the plan to turn it into a lounge, “a more upscale version of a Bahama Breeze vibe, with more authentic food,” John said.

Drumz N’ Flatz will serve beer and wine and will offer takeout, delivery and dine-in service. Stacey said the restaurant, which she describes as both a family-friendly wing cafe as well as a lounge, will seat up to 40 people indoors — reduced from 80 as a COVID-19 safety precaution — and 12 outside.

The Arthurs are already focused on expansion, with plans to open two more Drumz n Flatz locations in Georgia this year, followed by units in Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.

Opening hours are Mondays-Thursdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. Masks are required for staff and customers.

Editor’s note: This story has been changed to reflect a new opening date for Drumz N’ Flatz

5370 Stone Mountain Highway, Stone Mountain. 770-558-6934, drumznflatz.com/

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