Grindhouse Killer Burgers in Grant Park is opening Monday, April 2 on Memorial Drive. Owner Alex Brounstein let the cat out of the bag on Facebook after the restaurant acquired its liquor license from the city on Tuesday.
The Grant Park outpost is a single story restaurant like the Piedmont Heights locale but with more patio space; including a covered, dog-friendly area complete with Astro-Turf, Eater Atlanta reported in February. Grant Park will also have a large, dedicated parking lot—a luxury in this part of Atlanta.
Eater Atlanta reached out to Brounstein regarding not being the only new burger spot in the neighborhood. Brounstein says when he signed the lease on the property in 2015, the area was an “untapped” burger market. That changed when Farm Burger signed on at the George just down from Grindhouse on Memorial. It opens March 26.
“We all do our own thing. I love Little’s [Food Store] and I love Fred’s [Meat and Bread] in Krog Street Market,” Brounstein says. “They’re some of my favorite places in town to grab a bite to eat. This isn’t a competition between us, there’s room for all of us locals.”
Grindhouse-Grant Park with its dining room, bar, and patios will seat 225 people (and their dogs). According to Brounstein, the property was once home to the former mid century, roadhouse dive beer bar, Roy Hale’s Supper Club before it became Crazy Horse Saloon in the 1980s. The location’s seedy past is what attracted Brounstein to the property.
“That’s all part of the appeal of this place to me. We won’t be quite as dive-y, but we certainly hope to keep some of the gritty charm.”
Brounstein says the food menu will remain the same as his other six locations and will include the Impossible Burger. Grant Park plans to have 12 craft beers on tap alongside its cocktails and whiskey offerings.
Plans to expand seem to be in the works, too. Brounstein says he’s eyeing Brookhaven, West Paces, and even Alpharetta, with the possibility of these locations being franchised. He made it clear, however, he’s not looking to expand beyond metro Atlanta.
Grant Park will be the seventh outpost of the local burger chain. Grindhouse also has locations at Sweet Auburn Curb Market, in Piedmont Heights/Ansley, Athens, Decatur, and two stalls at Hartsfield-Jackson International airport.
This article was updated to include comments and new information from owner Alex Brounstein.
701 Memorial Avenue, Atlanta.