The Marietta Street location of Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand near Georgia Tech is closing Sunday, September 4, owner Delia Champion confirms to Eater. The property on which the restaurant resides is being sold, Champion says.
There are no plans to open another location elsewhere in Atlanta. The original East Atlanta location on Moreland Avenue remains open, as do the four outposts of Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Champion first opened her popular chicken sausage stand over a decade ago on Moreland Avenue. Its success and a thriving wholesale business prompted the opening of a larger, second location in 2014 at the corner of Marietta Street and Northside Drive, which featured more seating inside and a rooftop deck fashioned out of a shipping container.
Prior to the pandemic, Delia’s was a frequent stop for people seeking late-night food in Atlanta, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when the restaurants in East Atlanta and on Marietta Street were open 24 hours. Champion pivoted both locations to takeout at the start of the pandemic, temporarily closing the Marietta Street restaurant during the height of the health crisis in June 2020. It reopened for business last December.
Rumors of Delia’s permanent closure on Marietta Street persisted for months during its temporary closure, despite the building never being listed for lease or for sale.
People can purchase Delia’s Chicken Sausage links and patties at Publix, Kroger, Food Depot, and at markets throughout Atlanta.
In 1993, Champion opened the first Flying Biscuit Cafe in Candler Park, followed by a second location in 2000 on 10th Street in Midtown. Six years later, Champion signed a deal to franchise Flying Biscuit. The Candler Park and Midtown locations of the popular breakfast restaurant are now owned by Joseph and Matthew Hsiao.