A popular College Park barbecue restaurant is expanding with three new locations this year.
Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ & Cajun Kitchen will open in Duluth, Stockbridge and Decatur in the first few months of 2020.
Husband and wife Willie and Ramona Griggie opened the first Hattie Marie’s in 2017 in College Park. The eatery is named after Willie’s mother, who loved to cook and owned her own bakery and catering company in Texas.
“With our concept, we’ve embraced our family’s tradition while paying homage to my mother, the late Hattie Marie,” said Willie Griggie in a prepared statement. “Hattie Marie’s BBQ intends to bring the flavor and essence of southeast Texas cooking all over Atlanta with this expansion.”
The menu features a variety of barbecue staples including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, smokey sausage links, fried catfish and shrimp, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, collard greens and Texas-style gumbo. Meats are smoked in-house daily.
The company is planning to franchise throughout the U.S.
Hattie Marie’s took top honors in last year’s AJC poll asking readers to name the best barbecue in Atlanta.
The AJC has reached out to a representative for Hattie Marie’s for exact addresses and opening dates for the new locations.