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Mercedes-Benz Stadium Concessions Go Cashless and Add a Food Truck

First big cash-free concessions test comes during the Atlanta United home opener. Plus, Landmark Diner Jr. closes on Cheshire Bridge

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium goes cashless and adds a food truck

Concession and merchandise stands inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) are going cashless, and a new food truck with “fan first pricing” will be parked outside the stadium on game days, according to multiple reports by the AJC. The move to cash-free purchases inside MBS is meant to speed up transactions and, in theory, speed up lines at stands. The first real test of the new cashless system comes, Sunday, March 10, during the Atlanta United home opener. The team draws record-breaking crowds of 70,000-plus people per match. For those who don’t have a credit or debit card or mobile pay on their phone, cash can be converted to a prepaid VISA card at one of the ten kiosks inside the stadium. In addition, the prices of five food items such as hot dogs are now 50 cents cheaper, but a sales tax of 8.9 percent is being added to those purchases. So, while that $2 hot dog is now $1.50, fans ultimately pay $1.63 per dog. [AJC]

Landmark Diner Jr. on Cheshire Bridge closes

Landmark Diner Jr. closed last week after 15 years on Cheshire Bridge, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The lease on the property was not renewed. The 24-7 diner replaced Dunk n’ Dine, which opened in the neighborhood in 1960. Only the Buckhead and downtown Atlanta Landmark Diners remain. Both are open 24/7. [TONT]

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