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It all started back in 1979 when a couple of guys from Buffalo, NY made a pit stop in Atlanta on their way to Florida. After touring the city and enjoying the weather they decided to stay. All they had was a little cash and a great idea to bring a popular northern cuisine to the sunny South. Now they just needed a location to get the ball rolling. It didn’t take long to find the perfect spot, a quaint little taco shack on the corner of Virginia and North Highland Avenues – now known as Virginia-Highland. It was a quiet neighborhood, tucked away like a well-kept secret, one that might welcome a neighborhood hangout.
With limited funds, a decision had to be made. Renovate the kitchen or change the sign out front? The kitchen won and the Mexican-Irish sounding name, Taco Mac, remained. Before long, other Buffalo natives came down to help the guys introduce Atlanta to Buffalo-style chicken wings. Word spread fast about these delicious northern favorites. Soon guests were coming from all around to try them. While the menu included other Mexican dishes it was the spicy wings that had people talking and returning.
As the popularity of their Buffalo Wings increased, cold beer and sports seemed like natural partners. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the wall of drafts grew to offer the largest selection of micro-brewed beers and imports in the South – decades before anyone was pouring “craft” beers. People from all over the country came to enjoy their hometown brew while watching their hometown sports team at the neighborhood hangout they nicknamed T.MAC. It became a favorite spot for guests to share an afternoon or evening of food, friends and family. The wings were delicious and the beer selection unparalleled.
Thirty-five years later, not much has changed. Sure, we go by T.MAC now because that’s what our friends have always called us. We’ve grown well beyond the original Virginia-Highland location in Atlanta and all the way to North Carolina and Tennessee. And, we’ve also gone way beyond wings to make sure our kitchen serves everyone’s favorite foods – big, juicy burgers, hand-breaded tenders, awesome sandwiches, fresh entrée salads and fresh-baked flatbreads. But, we still serve the Southeast’s original and award-winning Buffalo Wings, the best selection of craft beers on draft and we work hard to constantly improve everything we bring to your table.
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That’s what makes a T.MAC a T.MAC. From the genuine food to the craft on draft to the lively cheer-with-your-new-best-friend atmosphere, we’ve put everything in place so you can connect with your friends and your family. And, that group at the next table. And, even the table next to them. After all, we’re all here for the same reason—to unwind and have fun.
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