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Havana Sandwich Shop opening pushed to January

This from a comment on a blog I wrote on June 8, 2009, from William Benedit:

“Dear loyal customers,
Thank you again for your continued support of the opening of Havana Restaurant. After many months of looking for the perfect location, we are happy to say Havana has found a home!!!
The new address is 3373 Buford Hwy Atlanta, GA 30329. We will be located 1/2 mile north on Buford Hwy at the entrance of Northeast Plaza Shopping Center. 404-636-4094 The projected opening date is January 1, 2010.
We will keep you posted on the progress. When we are closer to the opening date, we will e-mail coupons to everyone.
We are very excited about opening the restaurant and serving each and every one of you.”

26 comments Add your comment

Jeff H

November 2nd, 2009
4:43 pm

There are in fact two Havana sandwich shops opening. One by William Benedit, a relative of the late owner of the original, and one by Debbie Benedit, the wife of the former owner. I am betting on the second one, which appears to have much of the original’s staff and most of its heart. Hopefully they will not file lawsuits and end up bankrupting each other ad leaving us with nothing, but instead fight it out for superiority, which will be a win for everybody. There’s more about this over on the CL Omnivore blog (


October 30th, 2009
6:19 pm

I think it is opening in the new Crossroads Shopping Center at Buford Hwy and Clairmont on Nov. 3. Someone painted Havana 76 on the window but I think it’s actually Havana Restaurant. They already have a web site:

Lyn H

October 30th, 2009
3:06 pm

Oh, this is such good news. I have eaten at your place for years and I am really looking forward to a Cuban Sandwich. Good luck and welcome back!

Havana Restaurant

October 30th, 2009
10:09 am

Hello everyone, To get coupons get on our email list the email i thank Willie..

Havana Restaurant

October 29th, 2009
9:45 pm

There is only one Havana restaurant re-opening it is in the north east plaza shopping center. Don’t be fooled Realist…The name and phone number should let you know.404-636-4094 Google Havana sandwich shop.


October 29th, 2009
6:28 pm

This is confusing. Are there TWO havanas re-opening?

Sarah B

October 29th, 2009
3:21 pm

I’m pretty sure that’s in the Popeye’s that closed recently. Can’t wait!


October 29th, 2009
1:52 pm


October 29th, 2009
1:10 pm

can’t say that i love the food, cuz i really don’t. it’s just ok for me. but i do love the tropical fruit shakes. yum! can’t wait.

Julie McCollum

October 29th, 2009
9:41 am

Can’t Wait !! Have been a loyal customer for many years and was devastated when your business was lost. I am familiar with the location where you plan to reopen and am already excited to taste some Real Cuban Food Again!