Ne-Yo to open new Johnny's Chicken and Waffles in Midtown Atlanta
ATLANTA - Atlanta could never get "So Sick" of chicken and waffles, so it makes sense that the capital of the Peach State will be the latest spot for a new restaurant collaboration between chef Crystal Smith and Grammy Award-winning singer Ne-Yo.
The singer and chef announced their second metro Atlanta location for Johnny's Chicken & Waffles will open on Crescent Avenue in Midtown in June.
The restaurant, which was founded by the pair started in College Park near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and has already built up a devoted following.
"The response to Johnny’s so far has been fantastic," Ne-Yo said. "And that’s because it combines two things all Atlantans love—delicious chicken and waffles and our unsurpassed homegrown music scene."
(Johnny's Chicken & Waffles)
The signature dish, as you can guess, is their take on fried chicken and waffles, but guests also have the option to customize the meal with mix-and-match proteins and sauces.
"We’re excited to share our crispy, Southern fried chicken and golden-brown waffles with our friends and neighbors in Midtown," Smith said. "We look forward to being a part of the community and hope to be Midtown’s favorite new dining destination for a long, long time."
The new location will feature platinum albums by Atlanta artists including Ne-Yo himself, OutKast, Usher, Ludacris, and more.
The Atlanta location will be the third Johnny's in the county - the second recently opened in Glendale, Arizona.