Something new from the Yeah! Burger team: A fast-casual restaurant called Upbeet will take over a space in the Westside Ironworks development, according to a Tuesday announcement. Upbeet will serve “fresh, customizable food made with local and organic ingredients.”
“We’re so excited to bring this healthful food to Atlanta,” Erik Maier, chief executive officer of Yeah! Burger parent company Better Brands, said in a prepared statement. “At Upbeet, guests won’t have to sacrifice nutrition for convenience — our quick, customizable food will fit almost any diet. We designed Upbeet to be a restaurant guests can visit several times a week, whether for a nutritious meal or healthy snack.”
Upbeet’s concept fits in line with the modern health-conscious, fast-casual movement. Diners will choose from salad, grain bowl, or “protein plate” options, and the restaurant’s staff will customize the dishes in an assembly line format. Look for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free fare. Beverages will include draft beers, organic wines, cold-pressed organic juices, kombucha, housemade lemonades, organic iced teas, natural sodas, seltzer waters, and organic coffees.
In addition to the dine-in options, Upbeet will offer a takeaway counter with smoothies, superfood bowls, and juices.
The restaurant will seat 100 in the dining room and on its covered patio, and design will include recycled materials and Energy Star equipment, among other earth-friendly features. Local firm Seiber Design is in charge of developing the space.
Upbeet plans to open this fall at 1071 Howell Mill Rd., Suite A. Regular hours haven’t been confirmed, but it will serve seven days a week.