With a second airport location up and running and a Decatur restaurant in the works, Grindhouse Killer Burgers is expanding again. The local chain from owner Alex Brounstein will take over the former Bar One space on Memorial Drive and open another burger joint, according to a Wednesday announcement. It will be Brounstein's seventh Grindhouse — he also operates Hi-Five Diner in Midtown — and the space is adjacent to the forthcoming Atlanta Dairies development.
"We plan to make it the most retro of all of our Grindhouse Killer Burger locations, a throwback to drive-ins of the 1950s and '60s," Brounstein said in a prepared statement. "It will also feature an indoor-outdoor bar, a biergarten-style patio with outdoor games, and of course cult grindhouse flicks projected on the walls."
Grindhouse is leasing the one-story, freestanding building from Paces Properties, the developer behind Krog Street Market and Atlanta Dairies. Flags of Origin and Kronberg-Wall Architects are in charge the design, and the 4,000-square-foot space will seat up to 150 diners. Located at 701 Memorial Drive, it's projected to open spring 2017.
Brounstein opened the original Grindhouse stand inside Sweet Auburn Curb Market in 2009. He also operates the two locations inside Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and standalone restaurants on Piedmont Avenue and in Athens. The Decatur location should open early next year.
Take a look at a rendering for the forthcoming Memorial Drive Grindhouse below.