The Varsity, Atlanta


  • Address: 61 Jackson St NW
  • Vicinity: Spring St NW
  • Phone: 404-881-1706
  • Travel Genus: Eats , Sight
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Eatery Category: Fast-Casual
  • Eatery Type: Restaurant


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1928/00/00 Frank Gordy leases a house at 55 North Ave and builds a small brick restaurant in front. Hamburger
1928/00/00 On the first day of business, Frank Gordy makes $47.30 serving a lot of 5 cent hot dogs. The most expensive menu item is 10 cents. Hotdog
1939/12/00 Clark Gable Customer Clark Gable enjoys a Varsity hamburger inside the restaurant. Atlanta residents typically garnish hotdogs with coleslaw. Hamburger
1940/00/00 Architect Jules Grey updates The Varsity during a major makeover with a streamline look. The white stucco siding curves where the two early brick buildings connect.
1948/00/00 Future comedian, Julius "Nipsey" Russell begins his four year stint as a carhop at The Varsity drive-in. He increases his tips while developing his comedic skills.
1950/00/00 The Varsity claims the title as the World's Biggest Drive-in, employing 130 carhops.
1990/00/00 George H W Bush Customer US President George H W Bush orders a hot dog, peach pie and a coke while dining with customers at The Varsity, Atlanta, Georgia. Hotdog
1996/01/15 William Jefferson Clinton Customer Bill Clinton eats a grilled chicken sandwich while former Georgia governor Zell Miller enjoys a hamburger at The Varsity.
1996/01/15 Barack Obama Customer At The Varsity, Barack Obama indulges in a few chili dogs.

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Eats Eatery
Eatery Category Fast-Casual
Eatery Type Restaurant



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Particulars for The Varsity, Atlanta:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Restaurant




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