Fu Li Zhang and Rachel Yuan, the owners of the super popular hand-pulled noodle house LanZhou Ramen on Buford Highway, plan to open two new noodle-centric restaurants in Duluth and Kennesaw, the AJC reports.
Crossing Bridge Rice Noodle opens by the end of the year on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. A second location opens in Kennesaw next year. Zhang and Yuan also apparently plan to open a second LanZhou Ramen, but declined to disclose the exact location.
As for Crossing Bridge, the restaurant centers its menu around rice noodles and noodle soups rather than LanZhou-style hand-pulled noodle dishes for which Zhang has become known in Atlanta. The restaurant will include a few other dishes such as edamame, fried Chicken wings, fried steamed buns, and sweets like the bite-sized Chinese pumpkin cakes.
LanZhou Ramen opened three years ago in the Pinetree Shopping Plaza in Doraville. The restaurant quickly became a Buford Highway staple for its heaping plates of chewy, hand-pulled noodles and noodle soups like pork or oxtail stir-fried noodles and the beef or roast duck hand-pulled noodle soup.
People can watch the chefs, including Zhang, rolling out, twisting, tossing, and pulling long strands of noodles through a window in the dining room.
2180 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth.