Martin's is opening its first Cherokee County restaurant this fall off Marietta Highway.

Martin’s, a Mableton-based fast food chain, is building its first restaurant in Cherokee County.

The restaurant is off Marietta Highway between Goodwin Road and Ridge Road and is projected to open around Nov. 1, said Jon Molander, controller for Martin’s Restaurant Systems, Inc.

“We’ve had a lot of demand, customers asking us to come,” Molander said. “Cherokee County is growing so much it seemed like a great place to be.”

Martin’s was founded in Cobb County in 1962 and has 18 locations. The business is open 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday (opening at 6 a.m. Sundays), with breakfast being the most popular meal for Martin’s, Molander said. The entire Martin’s menu is available all the time, meaning customers can get a breakfast biscuit up until 3 p.m. or a burger and onion rings at 5 a.m.

“We like the location on Marietta Highway, on the breakfast side of the road,” Molander said. “It’s easy for people driving toward the interstate to pull in and out of that location.”

The restaurant will employ 25 people, with about half of those jobs full-time, Molander said. As completion of construction gets closer, the company will begin accepting applications for workers at the Cherokee Martin’s, he said.

While the Marietta Highway location in Canton is Martin’s first foray into Cherokee County, it’s already working on a second location, Molander said. The company is negotiating acquisition of a piece of property in Woodstock and, if successful, would hope to open a restaurant on the site in the middle of next year.

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