Published on June 16th, 2016 |


Yumbii to open wheel-less Buckhead restaurant; Joy to hit the road

Yumbii, Atlanta’s first food truck, will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant, Yumbii Taco Shop, this fall in South Buckhead, at 1927 Peachtree Road NE. This news follows the recent announcement that Yumbii has introduced a state-of-the-art “Super Food Truck” to its fleet.

Set in Brookwood Village, the location is the first in a series of openings planned for the expanding brand. The 1,440-square-foot restaurant will showcase a bright and modern look, with counter Yubii Taco Shopservice for easy takeout and inviting seating for dine-in guests.

“We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the enthusiastic response to Yumbii over the last six years,” said Yumbii founder and Atlanta native Carson Young. “Now, we couldn’t be more excited to lay down roots in a permanent space.”

Yumbii food truck’s global, street-food-inspired menu fuses Asian and Mexican flavors, with favorites including panko-crusted fish tacos, Asian rib-eye Philly’s, spicy pulled pork sliders, and sides like sesame fries with sriracha cheese dip.

Signature toppings include cucumber kimchee, hoisin-tartar sauce, soy sesame salad, and more. The brick-and-mortar space will introduce an expanded menu, with additional items like breakfast tacos, salads, Mexican-style street corn, and rice bowls.

The Super Food Truck, the first of its kind on the East Coast and customized for Yumbii in Los Angeles, is eco-friendly and  runs on diesel. Its highly fuel-efficient engine employs a state-of-the-art technology that converts exhaust into harmless nitrogen gas and water vapor, thereby reducing emissions and lessening the vehicle’s environmental imprint.

Yumbii pioneered Atlanta’s food truck movement, rolling out the city’s first food truck in 2010. Yumbii’s brightly painted vehicles will continue to pop up all over the city. Yumbii also offers catering options for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and movie sets.

They come and they go…no Joy

Joy Cafe’, which has been a Buckhead mainstay on Pharr Road for five years, is moving to Midtown this October, to  1100 Peachtree Street next to the Oceanaire Seafood Room.

Joy Cafe’s current location is slated for redevelopment, next to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Owners Joy and Job Beber said they tried to find another Buckhead spot, but rental rates were too high, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Their Midtown location will be about 2,800 square feet and feature an outdoor patio. It will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, and also will serve alcoholic beverages, a first for the restaurant.

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