A health-focused restaurant that serves protein bowls, salads, sandwiches and juices is planning its first Georgia location in Buckhead.

A permit was filed in Atlanta to bring “Original ChopShop” to 2274 Peachtree Road. It would sit just south of the Peachtree Battle area and north of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

The buildout for the nearly 4,600-square-foot restaurant could cost almost $900,000, according to the permit.

Original ChopShop lists Buckhead as a future location on its website. The restaurant chain was founded in 2013 and is based in Plano, Texas, according to its LinkedIn page. It currently has 15 locations in Texas and Arizona.

“Our success in two very historically competitive restaurant markets – Dallas and Phoenix – gives us confidence as we enter our third major market – Houston – later this month,” Jason Morgan, CEO of Original ChopShop, said in a statement to Reporter Newspapers. “We are also excited to announce that Atlanta will be our fourth market, with the first Shop opening in early 2022. We anticipate opening a total of seven Shops within these four markets in 2022, which will increase our total Shop count to 24.”

Its menu has a similar vibe to Flower Child, which came into Atlanta in 2018 and quickly grew a following. “We believe that eating well leads to happiness,” says Original ChopShop on its website.

Update: This story was updated with a statement from Original ChopShop.

Amy Wenk

Amy Wenk is Editor of Reporter Newspapers. She can be reached at editor@reporternewspapers.net