Georgia is about to get its first taste of Teriyaki Madness.

The Denver-based chain will open on Jan. 16 its first location in the Peach State at 2960 Shallowford Road in East Cobb. The nearly 1,500-square-foot restaurant will create about 20 new jobs and hold up to 40 dine-in guests.

Teriyaki Madness of Marietta will be owned and operated by husband and wife team, Joe and Robin Cleveland.

“I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years,” Robin said, in a statement. “I feel like Teriyaki Madness is an extension of where my true passion lies. We are eager to provide a healthy and unique dining option for local families and to create an environment that supports the community.”

Think the “Chipotle of Japanese food,” according to sister publication Dallas Business Journal. The concept is fairly simple. Customers choose a protein, choose a carbohydrate and choose a sauce in most instances. Chicken teriyaki bowls and spicy chicken are the chain’s top sellers.

“Guests can choose a bowl or plate, then load it with teriyaki chicken, beef or tofu, and add their choice of yakisoba noodles, white, brown, or fried rice,” the chain said in a press release. “With fresh-cut, steamed and wok-tossed vegetables, the bowls can be customized as low-carb, gluten-free or double meat.”

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