Photograph Courtesy of Yumbii
Atlanta’s food truck pioneer, Carson Young, is planning his first brick-and-mortar restaurant. His food truck, Yumbii, became Atlanta’s first food truck in 2010, and now he’s working towards a series of permanent locations in the city. The first restaurant will open in Brookwood Village this fall. Young chose the location due to it’s heavy traffic, but also because of customer’s demands. “Many of our current customers were asking us to open in the neighborhood,” he says.
The menu will remain focused on tacos, drawing heavily from the food truck’s existing menu. The dishes will still take inspiration from Southern, Asian, and Mexican flavors, with offerings like panko-crusted fish tacos and sesame fries with sriracha cheese. However, in the coming months Young is planning on developing a few new dishes for the menu. “We’re considering opening for breakfast, too,” he says. Young also plans to serve local beer and a small selection of wine at the restaurant.
The 1,440-square foot space will have a “bright modern look,” and plans to have tables for dine-in customers as well as an extensive take-out service. Young added that even though he’s planning a series of new restaurants, his food trucks aren’t going anywhere. “Our roots will always be in the food truck space,” he says. “But after finding the right location, we’re excited to finally open a permanent taco stand.”