Chef Hector Santiago will open a second location of his essential sandwich shop, El Super Pan, at Cobb County’s Battery development. Santiago is eyeing a spring 2018 debut at the mixed-use project that lies adjacent to the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, according to a Thursday announcement.
Santiago previously operated a version of El Super Pan in Poncey-Highland, and he revived the restaurant as a stall in Ponce City Market in November 2015. At The Battery, the chef and his team will serve Cuban sandwiches, pork belly buns, and more out of a 4,200-square-foot space. Santiago will expand the menu to cover a variety of Latin-American sandwiches, snacks, and sides, mofongos (a dish of fried plantains), and more “Spanish-Caribbean classics.”
At the bar, patrons can expect sipping spirits and cocktails that focus heavily on rums, mezcal, pisco, and cachaca. The beer list will local and Latin-American brews, such as Imperial, Modelo, and Presidente, and wines from Argentina, Chile, and Spain will be available in bottles and on tap.
The restaurant will include a dining room that seats 90, bar area, private dining, and an indoor patio with seating for 40. El Super Pan will offer lunch, dinner, and to-go service seven days a week.
The announcement of El Super Pan’s impending arrival comes on the heels of another big get for The Battery. Top Chef judge, cookbook author, and Georgia restaurateur Hugh Acheson will open a Southern restaurant called Achie’s inside the development’s forthcoming Omni Hotel.