Atlantans will almost definitely have to wait until 2018 to get their hands on chicken sandwiches (and more) from hit Nashville bird-fryer Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.
What Now Atlanta reports that the Tennessee-based mini chain has filed permit applications with the city of Atlanta, but a rep from the restaurant told the publication that she didn’t expect an opening any earlier than the beginning of 2018. It’s partly due to a city backlog on the permits, and any exact date will depend on how soon the restaurant can get its hands on one.
It was confirmed last December that Hattie B’s were making a move on Atlanta, with a lease in Candler Park, across from Wrecking Bar Brewpub. in a 2,800 square foot former laundromat.
The permits that Hattie B’s have applied for will allow them to renovate the space, a $250,000 job, according to What Now.
The Candler Park restaurant will be Hattie B’s fourth, after two in Nashville, and one in Birmingham, Alabama. The format should be the same as Hattie B’s HQ — fried chicken available at six spice levels, sides like coleslaw and pimento mac and cheese, and a beer list of local brews.