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Franklin Street Represents Atlanta-Based gusto! in Lease for New Athens Location

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The lease marks the growing chains 9th location and first outside of metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (April 22, 2021) – Franklin Street has represented gusto!, an Atlanta-based, fast-casual restaurant group, in the lease of a 2,700-square-foot prototypical gusto! building to be built in Athens, Georgia. The new space, at 161 Alps Road, near the University of Georgia, will be the growing group’s ninth shop, and first location outside of the metro Atlanta area.

Franklin Street Senior Director Greg Eisenman negotiated the transaction on behalf of gusto!, with assistance from Senior Associate Jessica Branch, and has now represented the tenant in the procurement of seven of its locations. The landlord is Three B Associates, LLC.

“gusto! has become a local staple in Atlanta, well-loved for its fresh, bowls, salads and wraps,” said Eisenman. “This new location in Athens is a natural next step for gusto! and demonstrates the brand’s strength and popularity beyond its hometown. As alumni of the University of Georgia, Jessica and I could not be prouder and more excited for this homegrown brand to open its doors in the Classic City. We are pleased to have helped them secure the perfect spot as they continue to grow.”

Slated to open in late 2021, gusto! Athens is to be built from the ground up, with construction managed by Franklin Street Project Management. The location will be gusto!’s third with a drive-thru, following their existing location in Chamblee and one in East Cobb, slated to open later this year, reflecting a growing trend in the fast-casual dining industry. It will also offer counter-service with indoor and outdoor dining, as well as online ordering for takeout and delivery options through third-party partners.

About Franklin Street:

Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its lines of business, Franklin Street has grown to include seven business divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management. With more than $5 billion in transaction value across all major product types, Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide.  Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the company has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta. Learn more about Franklin Street at

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