Seven is certain to be a lucky number for gusto! founder Nate Hybl as he opens his seventh flavorful, fast casual eatery at Avalon in late summer 2020. The restaurant will be visibly located in the corner space at the entrance to the popular Alpharetta mixed-use destination. Whether looking for a quick lunch or dinner, gusto! Avalon guests can count on savoring fresh bowls and wraps with bold, global flavors.
“We’re fired up to plant a gusto! flag in one of the most impressive shopping centers in the country,” says Hybl. “Being Atlanta-born, it’s exciting to align ourselves with best-in-class brands like Anthropologie, lululemon, and Apple as we continue to broaden our identity.”
The gusto! team is taking an opportunistic look at the fast-casual landscape in and around the Avalon community. “The center offers such a delightful guest experience; we envision our brand adding a bright new personality to the mix!,” adds Hybl.
The gusto! Design team will be breathing life into a prominent corner space previously occupied by King BBQ. “We believe in thoughtfully investing in design which aligns well with the beauty of Avalon,” says Hybl. “Our first move is always to get as much sunlight in our spaces as possible, so we’ll be re-imagining the storefronts and corner patio.” The interior design will be distinctive and friendly with its bold use of concrete, painted brick, natural wood, colorful art, and live plants. Gusto! Will be partnering with global architect Gensler and local designer Lindsay Denman to redesign the guest experience.
Avalon guests can expect to be greeted with the question “what’s your gusto?” as they ponder the restaurant’s popular menu, which is known for bringing bowls and wraps to life with freshness and flavor, not fat. Flavors ranging from sweet soy sriracha and tahini cucumber feta are inspired by both international cuisine and familiar American flavors. After choosing the sure-to-satisfy gusto, diners select a style (mixed greens, jasmine brown rice, half greens and half rice or a flatbread wrap) and add a grilled protein (chicken, shrimp, portabella mushroom, or salmon) ranging from $9.55-$14.25. The menu features all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken and, whenever possible, local and organic ingredients.