Restaurant Club Named for Owner Arthur Blank’s Mother Features Southern Inspired Chop House Favorites
Mercedes-Benz Stadium will feature a new and unique destination restaurant and private club, Molly B’s, named in honor of owner Arthur Blank’s mother, Molly Blank. As part of the expansive food and beverage program being featured inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Molly B’s was created in partnership with Concentrics Restaurants and boasts an impressive menu developed by Michael Bertozzi, executive chef for Atlanta’s TWO urban licks. Molly B’s, opening on August 26, will be located on the 100-level concourse and has a separate entry by the main entrance of the stadium.
The idea to name the restaurant Molly B’s came from Rich McKay, AMB Sports and Entertainment President. McKay, who knew Molly well, presented the name, along with renderings, to Arthur Blank as a surprise in a management meeting last summer to honor her and continue Molly’s legacy.
“My mother was a strong, values-driven woman who was an incredible influence on my life and many others,” says Arthur Blank, owner and chairman, AMB Group. “Her love of community, charity, family and life has inspired me to continue those values throughout everything I do. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is just another way we are bringing people together as a community to enjoy family and friends.”.
Molly B’s dining concept comes from the creators of Atlanta’s award winning ONE. midtown kitchen, TWO urban licks, and dozens of critically acclaimed restaurants across the country. “It’s not very often you get the opportunity to create a full-service, destination restaurant and private club within a new NFL stadium. It’s an exciting first for us,” says Bob Amick, owner and founder of Concentrics Restaurants.
A chef driven, full-service restaurant meets private club, Molly B’s takes a modern spin on a southern inspired chophouse. With ample seating overlooking the field, the unique concept not only offers an exclusive food and beverage experience for club members attending Atlanta Falcons games and Atlanta United matches, but it also welcomes fans when the game is underway with an eclectic a la carte menu filled with shareable plates, sandwiches, and entrees, plus an array of craft beers, a tailored wine list and classic and specialty cocktails. Additionally, Molly B’s will stay open for two hours after each game and will serve lunch on non-event days.
When the Falcons play, the all-inclusive member experience offers impressive items ideal for the table such as buttermilk fried chicken, southern smoked brisket, and baby back ribs along with a variety of sides including six-cheese macaroni and cheese, and hand cut fries. True to chophouse form, stations featuring freshly carved, slow roasted prime rib, chopped salad, a raw bar, and a make-your-own sundae bar offer an interactive experience in the restaurant’s casual atmosphere overlooking the field. For Atlanta United matches, members can indulge in shareable plates in addition to dynamic entrees like made-to-order, smoked whole hog tacos, lobster rolls, and BBQ brisket sandwiches.
“The menu we created for Molly B’s is rooted in Atlanta’s diverse culinary scene and was crafted to bring a sense of comfort to the guests. We will be working with local purveyors and farmers to bring a dining experience that will be unparalleled by any other stadium in the league,” says Michael Bertozzi, director of culinary of Concentrics Restaurants and executive chef of TWO urban licks. (press release courtesy of Caren West PR)