Osiris Ballard and chef Anthony Sanders, the pair behind downtown’s Atlanta Breakfast Club, open their second restaurant called ABC Chicken and Waffles this Saturday, September 5, in the historic Sweet Auburn District. A Facebook Live event kicks off a grand opening celebration for the restaurant and nitro coffee bar on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Located in the Freedom Corner building adjacent to Madam C.J. Walker Museum on Auburn Avenue, ABC Chicken and Waffles will open for dine-in service, takeout, and delivery. As with the downtown Atlanta location, the Sweet Auburn restaurant features a pared-down menu during the pandemic and coffee and nitro coffee beverages from Duluth-based Phoenix Roasters.
“The Civil Rights District and the revitalizing area of Sweet Auburn and the Old Fourth Ward is the ideal spot for our second location,” Ballard and Sanders said in a press release. “We are honored to be a part of this catalytic development with Good Places and Invest Atlanta, helping revitalize an area with such a powerful historical beauty.”
Invest Atlanta is part of the city’s economic development agency, which focuses on expanding small business opportunities and loans, affordable housing, and supporting historic preservation efforts.
Atlanta Breakfast Club first opened in downtown Atlanta four years ago along Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard. It quickly captured the tourist market from nearby hotels as well as a loyal following of local regulars. The restaurant is known for hearty brunch dishes, like chicken and waffles, build-your-own biscuits, peach cobbler French toast, and breakfast tacos.
Eater reached out for more details on the seating arrangements during the ongoing health crisis and to inquire about whether ABC Chicken and Waffles plans to enforce Atlanta’s citywide mask mandate.
340 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta. atlantabreakfastclub.com.