Originally posted by ces1948
Highway 41 or anyone, I know this is a longshot but I thought I would give it a try. I've been trying to recall the name of a restaurant (maybe a local chain) That was on Highway 41 near the Cumberland Mall(Atlanta) just a block or two north of 1-285 on the right. They had all you eat fried chicken and fish on Friday and Saturday nights. Seems to me it was a larger place and there was always a line to get in. This would've been in the late seventies. Does that ring any bells?
There's a "Folks" at Windy Hill and Cobb Pkwy (Highway 41), that's been there for a fairly long time. Cumberland Mall itself had a Piccadilly Cafeteria and (speaking of long gone chains) a Magic Pan, but that was before a renovation in the mid '80s. There has been so much development and redevelopment along that corridor over the last 30 years that its hard to remember what used to be there, particularly along the east side of 41 before Akers Mill Square and Galleria.
Going north past 285, there's and Indian restaurant that's been there a long time, but may very well have been something else once, "Just Brakes" might have been a Waffle House before they built a nicer one across the street, the Dunkin Donuts has been there forever, and the Jade Palace Mongolian BBQ seems like it's been there a long time. That is a big restaurant though, and a lot of the inside seems oddly decoracted, with almost a southwestern feel to it. There is a huge bar area that's unused. It had to have been something else once. It wasn't Chi Chi's was it? I think that was on Roswell Rd near 285.
Past there is a KFC, a Red Lobster, and then the "Border" Mexican restaurant that is also large and may have been something else once. An Olive Garden sits in front of an older strip mall complex that has yet another Chinese Buffet in it, then apartments, a Target which used to be a Richway with its distinctive skylights. Past there is a now defunct Joe's Crab Shack, car dealerships, and then finally Folks.
Thanks for helping out. It could have been "Folks" as it was definitely a country type place that featured fried chicken. I looked at their website and it said they opened their first restaurant in Dec 1978 but it was in Chamblee. It doesn't say when they opened the one at Windy Hill rd. I lived in some apartments near Windy Hill rd and ate and drank all over that part of town.