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The Varsity Downtown
61 North Avenue
Atlanta GA 30308

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-11:30pm
Friday-Saturday 10:00am-12:30am

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Christmas Eve hours 10:00am-9:00pm

Phone:

404-881-1706
Fax:
404-874-3989


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Photo By Phil / Downtown Atlanta May 2008 with tornado window damage to the Westin

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The Yellow Jacket opened in Atlanta in 1928. From the very beginning it was an instant success. Crowds of happy, hungry Georgia Tech students and hoards of curious, happy, hungry lunch seeking city dwellers mobbed the Yellow Jacket on a regular basis. The crowds grew bigger everyday and they were hungry. The new Yellow Jacket would reside at the corner of North Ave. and Spring St.. It would be right across from the Ga. Tech campus. With skyrocketing growth and popularity Frank Gordy (the owner and founder of the Yellow Jacket) started thinking about opening a second location in Athens. Athens Georgia is the home of the University of Georgia. Go Dogs! Woof! Woof! Woof! It was quickly agreed that the name "Yellow Jacket" would not go over well in Athens. It would also kill further expansion plans to other university towns. So, in that same year, the Yellow Jacket name was dropped and the Varsity was born. Today, the Varsity is the worlds largest drive-in. It was one of the first drive-ins in the country to have curb service. The downtown Varsity sells more Coca-Cola than any other single location on the globe. It prepares over two miles of hotdogs, one ton of onions, 5000 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili a day. They serve about 15,000 people a day. On weekends when the Ga. Tech football team is playing at home, the Varsity will serve up to 30,000 people a day. They have excellent hotdogs and slaw-dogs. The fried peach pies are the best I have ever had and their onion rings are simply incredible. Add a milkshake and fries and you are in clover. Enjoy! Happy eating in this New Year!

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