Del Taco’s return to Northwest Georgia almost ready: The franchise is opening at 250 E. Ga. 53 in Calhoun, probably after the first of the year. The above photo, courtesy of Lynn Brock Construction, shows much of the exterior work has been completed. This is expected to be the first of several locations in Northwest Georgia. We’ll continue to track updates. Previously: “Led by experienced restaurateur Tom Getz, development efforts include plans to open the first of seven units in the broader Chattanooga area by 2019. Initial locations are slated to open throughout Hamilton and Bradley Counties in Tennessee, as well as expansion into Whitfield, Catoosa and Gordon counties in Georgia.”
The boss is back in town: As new at Truett’s Chick-fil-A is on Shorter Avenue – it truly is from the ground up — two things haven’t changed: The famous red door from the Dwarf House is back and in place. Also back on duty this week is the statue of Chick-fil-A founder, Truett S. Cathy (above) perfect situated as shown in the above photo. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens at 6 a.m. Thursday with anxious guests welcomed to camp out the night before. Ribbon cutting is set for 9 a.m. next Thursday.
Frozen yogurt is returning to Main Street in Cartersville with the arrival of RaceTrac. We have an update from our story earlier this week about the company’s decision to build a second store in Cartersville. Construction will begin in the first quarter of the new year; they’re also adding a traffic signal at this intersection as a part of the project. The store will feature a Swirl World frozen dessert station with up to 10 flavors and 41 toppings, says Megan Shannon of RaceTrac, as well as a large coffee area. Also on the way: “A more shoppable layout, ample seating, free Wi-Fi and more lighting in the store and parking lot to deliver a better guest experience … This store will also have 16 fuel pumps.”