A rapidly growing Korean barbecue brand has two metro Atlanta restaurants in the works.
KPot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot will open an intown restaurant at 1715 Howell Mill Rd., within the Howell Mill Square shopping center. KPot will take residence in a roughly 5,000-square-foot space, according to a leasing flyer for the shopping center.
KPot is based in Flushing, N.Y., and first opened in 2018. It currently has six restaurants operating in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The company is planning significant expansion through a franchise program and has at least 17 more locations in development, per its website.
The Kroger-anchored development sits in a part of Atlanta that, with its proximity to Interstate 75, Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive, is primed for growth. In August, Alpharetta-based Songy Highroads and Atlanta-based Healey Weatherholtz Properties bought the 2.6-acre Atlanta Food Truck Park property that sits on the northwest corner of Howell Mill Road and I-75. That property, which is less than a half-mile from Howell Mill Square, will become a mixed-use development.
KPot also intends to open a Cobb County outpost, at 2967 Cobb Pkwy, according to its website. This location is in the heart of an enclave of Perimeter development that includes Cumberland Mall; the Atlanta Galleria office park; and the Battery Atlanta, which is home to offices, residences, restaurants and the Atlanta Braves’ Truist Park.