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Celebrity-Backed All-Day Breakfast Restaurant Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles Opens in College Park

Backed by reality TV star Karlie Redd, singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, and chef Crystal Smith, Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles will serve its namesake dish 23 hours a day

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

All-day (and night) breakfast and brunch spot Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles is now open in College Park. Backed by hip-hop artist Karlie Redd (star of VH1’s “Love n’ Hip Hop” and Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”), singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, and chef Crystal Smith, the breakfast menu features customizable chicken and waffles, biscuits, French toast, and omelette combinations.

Currently open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles will eventually served food 23 hours a day, only closing between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Beyond its namesake dish, Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles also serves sandwiches, such as the Triple Decker grilled cheese and a Wafflewhich, along with other dishes like miso-glazed lamb chops, barbecue teriyaki salmon, and hot skillet peach cobbler. Champagne and cocktails from the bar come served in carafes for sharing or in individual mason jars. A takeout counter inside the restaurant sells fresh-baked pies and other “cafe goods.”

The 85-seat restaurant includes a mix of booths, tables, high-top tables, and seating at the bar. The music-themed design for Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles features a mural of Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater, along with 14 platinum albums lining the walls from Atlanta musicians OutKast, Ludacris, Usher, and Ne-Yo.

Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles replaces Soul Crab along Main Street in College Park. Soul Crab, owned by YouTube chef and cookbook author Darius Williams, closed last February amid allegations by the Georgia’s Department of Law Consumer Protection Division that Above 701, Inc. (an LLC owned solely by Williams) “violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act for operating an illegal credit repair business.”

Open daily. Takeout and delivery available. Masks required. Click here for more information on the restaurant’s COVID-19 precautions.

3725 Main Street, Atlanta.

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