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Meet the Owner: Rodney Walker of Fat Headz Diner

Meet Fat Headz Diner owner Rodney Walker, the new “kid” on the block of Main Street.

 

Rodney Walker opened his restaurant in the City of Stone Mountain on March 24  and he is looking forward to good things.  Walker, who has a background in food services, took a leap of faith and made the transition from being a nine-to- five employee to becoming the sole proprietor of a business. He and his staff operate the full-service restaurant that is open from 6am to 3pm and serves breakfast and lunch.  Fat Headz Diner is located at 961 Main Street. 

Patch: Why did you choose this location?

Rodney Walker: The location was previously a pizzeria and when they left I felt that since it was already a restaurant for 30 years that it would be a good place to have another restaurant.

Patch: What has been the most challenging part of running your business so far?

Walker: The hardest thing has been [establishing the fact] that we have consistent business hours. [The previous restaurant had] a long standing [history] of inconsistent hours.

Patch: What has been the most rewarding experience so far?

Walker: The most rewarding thing has been the reaction to the quality of food by the customers.

Patch: What kinds of foods can we expect to find on the menu?

Walker: Well, we serve traditional breakfasts like egg omelets with chicken or pork sausages.  The eggs come from range-free chickens and all come from locally grown farms.  Everything is fresh.  All of our flour and grits are stone-ground and gluten-free.  There are no preservatives.

Patch: What advice would you give a person trying to open a business in the Stone Mountain area?

Walker: I would say do your homework.  Make sure that that the product that you’re selling meets the demographic of the people that you are selling to.

Jack Sartain April 07, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Welcome to Fat Headz from Main Street Stone Mountain
Susan Coletti April 07, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I love Fat Headz! The food is super and Amanda is a wonderful waitress! Come in and try it out, you will love it too!!!!
GG April 15, 2012 at 04:51 PM
We hope you'll stick around awhile. People in town are wary of newcomers - they don't last long. Good luck!
GG April 15, 2012 at 05:41 PM
A couple of suggestions: 1. Diet coke 2. Heinz ketchup in a bottle at table 3. The thin sweet potato chips are superb. The thick Ones are harder and have no crunch. Slicing consistently thin would be awesome! 4. Larger, thicker napkins with all 3 pieces of silverware 5. Sliced tomatoes without the core and stem 6. Please watch doneness of meat. We enjoyed our first visit and want to come Back!

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