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What’s new in Macon this fall

The Buca di Beppo at the Shoppes at River Crossing closes.
The Buca di Beppo at the Shoppes at River Crossing closes.

Macon has changed since students left campus in May. A few local restaurants have closed their doors while others have now made Macon their home.


A restaurant known for its burgers has opened a location in Macon. The new Cookout is located on Eisenhower Parkway.

Cookout offers meals for about $5. The menu is mostly hamburgers and chicken strips, but also has single items such as hotdogs or a sweet tea for 99 cents according to Cookout’s website.

The restaurant opened in May.


Freddy’s Frozen Custard opened its second location in the Middle Georgia area this summer. The new restaurant is at 6239 Zebulon Road in the Plantation Village shopping center.

The restaurant serves a variety of foods such as hotdogs, steakburgers, shoestring fries, and their signature frozen custard according to their website.

The new location has both a dine-in option as well as a drive-thru, according to Freddy’s Frozen Custard’s website.


Ginger Stir-fry and Grill closed its doors for renovations in late 2016. After months of hints on their Facebook page about what to expect, Ginger’s opened back up in mid-May 2017.

“The renovation maintain our famous build-your-own-plate tradition, except now we’re structured to provide a much more comfortable sit down environment for any group; large or small,” said the Marketing Director for Hotplates, Ponch Chantha.

At Ginger’s customers can choose what ingredients they want to add to their stir-fry. They also added dumplings to their menu, and they give away a free beverage with the order of an entree according to their Facebook hints.

Ginger’s is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday.



Buca Di Beppo closed its doors this summer. The Italian restaurant was located in North Macon in the Shoppes at River Crossing shopping center.

The restaurant is currently under construction to become a Mediterranean chain restaurant.


A restaurant on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard also closed during the summer. Steak n’ Shake closed in early June due to unknown reasons, according to The Telegraph.

The restaurant was originally thought to be temporarily closed for renovations, but has since been removed as a location on the Steak n’ Shake website.

Customers were greeted by a “Sorry Closed” sign on the doors of the business.


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