After transforming into an unstoppable restaurant-opening machine in 2015 — four restaurants launched in Atlanta to go with another in Houston — Ford Fry's 2016 has been much quieter. Nearly six months have passed since BeetleCat began service in Inman Park, but the local empire builder finally has another project about ready to come online. Fry's second Superica outpost is scheduled to open its doors on June 13, according to a want ad posted on Craigslist.
This latest "Mex-Tex" eatery follows the original Superica at Krog Street Market, which debuted in February 2015, and The El Felix at Alpharetta's Avalon development, opening in November 2014. Superica 2.0 is being installed at 3850 Roswell Road, Suite 100, in Buckhead, replacing a former Outback Steakhouse.
In addition to Superica's first location, State of Grace in Houston, and BeetleCat, Fry opened Marcel in the former Abattoir space and Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Midtown last year. His roster of restaurants also includes the aforementioned The El Felix, JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist (Westside), King + Duke and St. Cecilia (Buckhead), and No. 246 (Decatur).
Fry's future expansion plans may be more focused on cities other than Atlanta. He's looking to take the Superica concept to markets throughout the Southeast, including Nashville and Charleston.
Update: Despite the Craigslist ad, a representative for Fry tells Eater Atlanta the opening date has not been locked down, and the team is hoping to be in business by late June.