Food truck veteran opens Kitchen at the King Kabob in Decatur

After more than five years of building a following for his food truck, King Kabob, Conyers native Chase Davis is opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Kitchen at the King Kabob debuted this week at 2752 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur. It’s the culmination of a dream for Davis, who launched the food truck in 2015, after he graduated from college.

Davis, who recently competed on celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Food Network show “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime,” got hands-on training working as a sous chef at a local country club prior to launching the truck.

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Kitchen at the King Kabob is a natural extension of King Kabob, which serves a variety of foods on skewers. While the Kitchen’s menu features a few kabob items, dishes will “satisfy everyone,” according to Davis, including seafood options, pastas and sandwiches.

The menu will include starters such as Everything But the Kitchen Sink Nachos; salads including the Not So Plain Jane Kitchen Salad; and main dishes like the Mary Had a Little Lamb Chops and the Oh No They Didn’t Kabob with chicken fried in tempura batter topped with Yum Yum and teriyaki sauces and served with rice.

There are also sides including mac and cheese and broccolini, and desserts like chocolate bread pudding and strawberry cheesecake.

In May, the restaurant will launch a Sunday brunch menu with options including shrimp and grits and oxtail pasta. Davis plans to offer wine and beer once an alcohol license is approved.

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The building, which previously functioned as a meal prep area, “is a vibe,” said Davis, who revamped the space through the construction company he operates on the side. “I wanted to design something where you feel like you can come and sit all day.”

Kitchen at the King Kabob seats about 45 guests, with garage doors that can roll up onto an outdoor space that seats about 15.

While the King Kabob food truck will continue to pop up around town, Davis also plans to occasionally park the truck outside the restaurant on busy days to serve as a mobile bar.

Kitchen at the King Kabob is open from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, and offers delivery and takeout in addition to dine-in service.

2752 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. thekingkabob.com/?page_id=229

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