McDonald's to Replace Atlanta Diner?

The fast food behemoth may replace the decades-old diner spot on North Druid Hills Road with a drive-in restaurant.

Did you dig Atlanta Diner? Yes, no? If so, do you like McDonald's?

Because that's what may replace the shuttered diner spot on North Druid Hills Road, according to Tomorrow's News Today.

McDonald's has applied to DeKalb County with a request to reduce on-site parking, the popular development blog reported.

From the post:

As I noted when the Atlanta Diner closed, the parcel is rather small, in my mind limiting its uses.  I had hoped, and judging from comments and emails, others did too, that a chain like Bojangles' might take space.  Charlotte-based Bojangles' has plenty of OTP locations, but has thus far been unable to crack into the intown market
McDonald's has applied to DeKalb County for a reduction in the amount of onsite parking, leading me to believe their intent is to have a primarily drive thru oriented restaurant with limited, if any, onsite seating.  The request was to be heard yesterday, October 10th, but was deferred until next month.   

Check out the post on Tomorrow's News Today for more information. And if you really like McDonald's, the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area already has three locations to serve you:

  • McDonald's, 3893 North Druid Hills Road
  • McDonald's, 2077 North Decatur Road
  • McDonald's, 2881 Clairmont Road

Do you think McDonald's is a good replacement for Atlanta Diner? Tell us in the comments section below.

Victor Johnson October 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM
How about something besides fast food? The founder of Bojangles opened R. Thomas years ago when he realized fast food is unhealthy and created a much healthier alternative. So in answer to your question, no, I don't think we need another McDonalds.
Tammy October 11, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Considering how busy the McD is just up the street, I'd call this a homerun for the company. They have done a great job capturing the dollars of the less affluent demographic.
Lucas Roberts October 11, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Agreed. Why don't we get better places to move into these spots? It's because people file in and make them a success. The question is - how do you get people to stop going to these places?
rudy shown October 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
NO MCD'S,,THERES ONE JUST OVER THE 85 BRDGE... MOVE ZUFFYS OFF CORPORATE BLVD & REOPEN FUZZYS (?) OR BEARDED CLAM, OR CAMPBELL & CO.(Remember that one,,?,then ur n ur 50's like us)>kiddin>> I seriously doubt that any sit down food biz will do well there anymore,considering how the area has changed over the past 20-25 yrs..maybe put a taco-A-RIvA place, , , YA THINK ??,,,,Multi level Varsity Jr maybe? A chickin store ? I got it,,,another launderia mat!!! Pickricks would go over well there(?),(remember it from the 60's?)
Terry Smith October 11, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Oh, great, just what we need, yet one more fast food place. is it any wonder we as a nation are getting fatter, and the rate of diabetis in even young people continues to rise? No, i wont be eating there or at any other fast food place. it's all crap.
Flynn Brantley October 12, 2012 at 03:38 AM
If it is too small for anything other than fast food, I would prefer a Bojangles or Church's. But a remodeled Varsity Jr. would really meet the need for a decent hot dog location in an area already flooded with hamburger and Tex-Mex eateries. In addition to those locations listed for McDonald's, remember there is another one on Cheshire Bridge near Sheridan that is just across the county line.
GES October 12, 2012 at 03:46 PM
It seems kind of strange that a McDonald's would go there as there is a McDonald's just on the other side of the overpass. There are also 2 more McDonald's on the next North and South exits.
Tammy October 12, 2012 at 07:28 PM
High demand for cheap high calorie food = lots of McD
Amanda A October 16, 2012 at 01:18 PM
How about a Martin's?
Tom Doolittle October 16, 2012 at 02:47 PM
McDonald's doesn't make people fat, portion sizes and lack of exercise do. The fat and salt content being the primary "fat maker" is a myth. It is only a part of the problem and a small part. McDonald's serves small portions--as does your own kitchen--chhose small and get smaller. Remember, we had fast food all the way back to the '50s and we were not big until the '80s--when steroidal food production started. Look at old pictures and TV game shows--people were half our size then...and we had fast food.


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