Tin Drum Asian Kitchen to Open First Johns Creek Location

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, a fast casual concept focused on fresh, bold, Asian inspired cuisine, announced it is expanding in Georgia with a new location opening in Johns Creek on Thursday, August 10. Located at 11160 Medlock Bridge Road, the newest restaurant is owned and operated by Alonso Nava and marks the 10th Tin Drum Asian Kitchen to open in the greater Atlanta area. The grand opening will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. with the Chamber of Commerce, and doors will open to the public at 11 a.m. Guests will enjoy special prizes and giveaways, and the first 50 guests will receive free Tin Drum for an entire year. During the first week of its opening, Tin Drum will be offering $5 entrées, and kids will eat for free during the first weekend. A portion of first-weekend proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Association JC Chapter.

Prior to joining Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, Nava was a contractor and hotel owner. About one year ago, he dove in and became the sole franchise owner of the Johns Creek location – the first of his franchise concepts. From Maracaibo, Venezuela, Nava considers Tin Drum the first of what may be many U.S. business endeavors.

"I decided to become a Tin Drum franchisee because I love the franchise concept and superior cuisine," says Nava. "I am excited about my first U.S. business venture and believe the Johns Creek market is a great place to grow. We have a wonderful, family-oriented community that has been incredibly receptive to Tin Drum's fresh, affordable and authentic Asian street food."