published Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Under Construction: Dalton Applebee's set to reopen in January after extensive update

The Applebee's bar and grill at 1322 W. Walnut Ave. in Dalton, Ga. is currently undergoing renovations.
The Applebee's bar and grill at 1322 W. Walnut Ave. in Dalton, Ga. is currently undergoing renovations.
Photo by C. B. Schmelter.

Project: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar.

Owner: Quality Restaurant Concepts.

Location: 1322 W. Walnut Ave., Dalton, Ga.

Architect: Applebeee's Services, Inc.

Size: 5,500 square feet.

Contractor: Project Builders, Atlanta, Ga.

Timeline: Opens Jan. 13, 2014.

Scope: This Applebee's will seat 200 people and features the chain's latest restaurant design. The new prototype moves the bar from the center of the restaurant to the side in order to fit more open seating into the dining room. The bar is designed to give customers great views of big-screen televisions to watch sporting events. The restaurant will feature Applebee's Carside service, which allows customers to park outside and have food delivered to their cars.

History: The revamped structure will replace the original Dalton Applebee's building, which was a steak house. The new building is modern, with smaller square-footage but more usable space, said Wade Crawford, Quality Restuarant Concepts director of marketing.

Future: Quality Restaurant Concepts will continue with remodels of Applebee's locations on Shallowford Road and Brainerd Road in 2014.

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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