Recently-opened Summerhill hot dog joint Hot Dog Pete’s has a sweet new neighbor.
Homewood, Alabama-based Hero Doughnuts officially opened Tuesday, July 28 on Georgia Avenue in Carter’s Summerhill development.
Wil Drake, who started Hero as a pop-up, partnered with Pihakis Restaurant Group, which owns several restaurants including Hot Dog Pete’s and Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ, to bring Hero Doughnuts to Atlanta. The shop has two existing locations in Alabama.
Drake’s menu includes brioche-style yeast doughnuts as well as burgers, sandwiches, salads and other sweet treats as well as Domestique Coffee from Birmingham.
Doughnuts include rings with flavors inlcuding Maple Sea Salt and Cookies and Cream and filled and specialty doughnuts including Apple Fritters, Vanilla Cream and Boston Cream.
There are also breakfast options such as Loaded Hashbrowns and Egg and Cheese Buns, with lunch options including a Super Crunch fried chicken sandwich, a Pimento Cheese bun served with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and a Pork Chop bun.
The menu also features kolaches, a salad, sides, custards, coffee drinks and kids options.
Hero Doughnuts shares a patio with Hot Dog Pete’s, which opened last month offering a variety of gourmet hot dogs.
Hot Dog Pete’s and Hero Doughnuts join several other food and dining concepts in the Summerhill development including Junior’s Pizza, Wood’s Chapel BBQ, Halfway Crooks Beer, Little Bear, ice cream spot Big Softie and Little Tart Bakeshop. Also slated for the development are arcade bar Press Start, D Boca N Boca from the owner of The Real Mexican Vittles pop-up; Concept, from the founder of Hush Dinner Club; Redacted, a conspiracy theory-themed bar; and Hodgepodge Coffeehouse.
The 80-acre mixed-use project in Summerhill is being redeveloped by Carter, in partnership with Oakwood Development and Healey Weatherholtz Properties.
Hero Doughnuts is open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
33 Georgia Ave. SE, Atlanta. herodoughnutsandbuns.com/
By Yvonne Zusel, The Atlanta Journal Constitution