Grindhouse Killer Burgers served its first customer in 2009, inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in downtown Atlanta. The concept was created by by Alex Brounstein, an Emory graduate and former real estate attorney, who had been working to jump start the revitalization of Atlanta’s historic indoor public market.
Situated among seafood, meat and produce vendors, Grindhouse quickly became known as the place to get some of Atlanta’s best burgers in one of the most unique and fun atmospheres in the city.
In its first year in business, Grindhouse immediately began receiving “Best in Atlanta” awards from local publications such as Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine, for its hamburgers, veggie burgers and homemade brisket chili. Customers lined up for their fresh ground burger fix, and stuck around for the campy B-movies and Kung Fu flicks projecting on the subway tile walls.
In 2011, Grindhouse expanded with the opening of its second, “flagship” 100+ seat location on Piedmont Avenue near Cheshire Bridge Road, a converted fueling station featuring a killer covered patio, giant Killer Burgers neon signage, and a full bar featuring its now infamous Boozy Shakes.
In 2013, Grindhouse added its first brand new, ground up location in the Five Points area of Athens, with a rooftop sports bar and patio. In close proximity to the campus athletic fields and venues, Grindhouse Athens has become the go-to destination for pre and post game festivities as well.
In 2016, Grindhouse added a fourth location in downtown Decatur, with a similar rooftop bar and patio design. In 2018 we added a fifth flagship location on Memorial Drive. For those in need of a quick burger and beer fix before or after a flight, Grindhouse also has 2 locations in the T-Gates and D Concourse of the Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport.