Stoner-themed sub shop Cheba Hut opens the first of three Atlanta locations on October 5. According to a press release, the Arizona-based sandwich chain resides on the ground floor of the newly constructed Signature West Midtown apartment complex on Marietta Street, located between Boss Street and Bankhead Avenue near Georgia Tech.
Atlanta entertainment lawyer Josh Burdick and hospitality veteran Justin Beatty are the franchisees behind the three Atlanta locations, and are apparently scoping properties in Summerhill and Old Fourth Ward for their next two restaurants.
As for Cheba Hut’s menu, it features a variety of meat-filled and vegetarian subs, like the Apollo 13 with grilled chicken, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and spring mix topped with Greek dressing, the vegetable-laden Power Plant with guacamole, hummus, and feta cheese, and the 5-0 with smoked ham, salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, bacon, giardiniera, and cheddar. Sandwiches come in three sizes: the four-inch nug, the eight-inch pinner, and the 12-inch blunt.
A category listed as Munchies on the menu offers everything from loaded nachos and garlic cheese bread, to Rice Krispie treats and brownies. The restaurant also includes a full bar slinging drinks like the vodka, cucumber, and lemonade Dirty Hippie and an orange juice and PBR-based Brass Monkey.
Despite the obvious references to marijuana, nothing on the Cheba Hut menu contains any compounds or derivatives of cannabis, including CBD.
The Marietta Street location offers indoor and outdoor seating on the patio and a walk-up window for takeout. Patrons of the restaurant will be required to wear masks when not seated, in accordance with Atlanta’s mask mandate. In addition to limiting dine-in capacity during the pandemic, Burdick and Beatty have installed high-tech antiviral and antibacterial air filtration systems. Once the health crisis ends, the partners plan to host weekly live music and entertainment at the restaurant.
Opening October 5. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., for dine-in service, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash. Order online.
800 Marietta Street NW, Ste A. chebahut.com/atlanta.