The Works includes the Andrew Zimmern-backed Chattahoochee Food Works market hall, also opening next year off of Chattahoochee Avenue in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood.
At nearly 10,000-square-feet and seating 325 people, the new Jonathan and Justin Fox endeavor is nearly three times the size of the original Dekalb Avenue restaurant and includes an expanded kitchen and bar and plenty of parking. The restaurant, located next to Zimmern’s future food hall, features a separate to-go counter, a section selling prepared foods and merchandise, a private dining room, and a 35-seat covered patio, according to the press release. The patio faces a portion of a linear park at the development.
“When we first opened our restaurant on Dekalb Avenue, we had no idea that we would become what we are today, and certainly face limitations there on a daily basis,” Jonathan Fox tells Eater Atlanta. “With this new location at the Works, we’re looking forward to enhancing the guests’ overall experience and being more readily accessible to all of the Westside communities.”
Fox Bros. opened in Candler Park 12 year ago and slings Texas-style barbecue and other popular dishes like Frito pie, hickory smoked wings, and the Tominator tater tots covered in Brunswick stew. The brothers say they don’t plan to change the menu at the Works, and may even expand the food and cocktail options at the new restaurant.
There were rumors the brothers planned to open their second location along Marietta Road in the former Adams Hardware store. However, those plans were likely scrapped due to issues with housing smokers on the premises. B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue owner Bryan Furman ran up against similar issues when eyeing the building earlier this year to reopen his Riverside restaurant, which was destroyed after a fire broke out in the smokehouse.
In 2016, the brothers opened the Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q “Que-osk” in a converted shipping container on Ottley Drive in northwest Atlanta. Fox Bros. also has stalls inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Braves SunTrust Park.
In addition to Zimmern’s food hall and Fox Bros., a second location of Scofflaw Brewing Co. opens next year at the Works, along with 500 residences, a boutique hotel, retail shops, and a 13-acre green space built in phases over the next few years.
Update, October 22, 12:30 p.m.: This story was updated with new information from the press release, renderings, and a statement from Jonathan Fox.