Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar to bring gourmet grub to Jonquil mixed-use development

A burger and bowl of tater tots

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is the latest tenant to make its home at Jonquil, the mixed-use development anchored by Publix at Atlanta Rd. and Spring Rd. in Smyrna, Ga.

The publicly-traded gourmet burger bar will occupy a 3,519 SF endcap that features an additional 1,200 SF rooftop patio, making Jonquil 100% leased. The 20-location restaurant brand is currently going through the permitting process and plans to open its second Atlanta store at Jonquil by April 2018.

Several restaurant brands coveted the last space in the new Jonquil mixed-use development, but according to Regional Leasing Director John Brozovic, Halpern had to be tenacious about selecting the right tenant mix and fit for the center. “We were diligent in looking for a unique restaurant to offer food not already in the market,” said Brozovic. “We had to turn down several deals from well-known regional and national restaurant brands to ensure Jonquil would not compete against Belmont,” referring to The Shops at Belmont, located about a mile down the road from Jonquil.

Recently signed tenant Newk’s Eatery will open late November. LGE Credit Union and PT Solutions, a physical therapy clinic with more than 25 locations in Atlanta, both open in December.