A dessert shop that was featured on television show “Shark Tank” is planning a location in Buckhead.
The Yard Milkshake Bar is set for the Modera Prominence project, according to a permit filed in Atlanta. It will take nearly 2,500 square feet at the mixed-use development located at 3699 Lenox Road. The buildout could cost $350,000, according to the permit.
The Yard features milkshakes and sundaes layered with toppings, as well as edible cookie dough. For example, the “Whiskey Business” offers brown butter bourbon ice cream with caramel and chocolate sauce, crushed pretzels, whip cream and a pretzel pop.
The concept was featured on “Shark Tank” in November 2019, scoring a $400,000 investment from Mark Cuban. Watch the episode below.
Cheri Johnson, who owns the franchise rights in Atlanta and opened the state’s first location in downtown Atlanta, confirmed the new Buckhead shop in an email Monday afternoon.
“The reception we’ve received here in Atlanta since opening last summer has been fantastic!” Johnson said. “It was always our intention to open more than one location in metro Atlanta. We have been searching for the perfect second spot almost non-stop since we found our first location downtown at Centennial Park.”
She added the location at Modera Prominence “checked all of our boxes.” The Buckhead milkshake bar will feature more seating than downtown and include a large outdoor patio, she said. It’s also a quick hop off Ga. 400 for those traveling from the northern suburbs, Johnson said.
“We feel the two locations together will be perfectly situated to serve our customers,” she said. “Our awesome management team and staff downtown are already gearing up and planning for the second spot, so the high level of service we deliver there will carry over to Buckhead as well. We hope to be open by early 2022.”
Update: This story was updated with comments from the Atlanta franchise owner, Cheri Johnson.