The Varsity of Athens GA serves last chili dog


ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – A day after The Varsity served its last chili dog in its longtime Athens location, the Georgia restaurant says that it plans a return to the college town.

The restaurant closed Sunday. By Monday, signs had been removed from the location The Varsity had occupied since 1964.

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The restaurant had operated in other Athens locations since 1932. The Gordy family, which owns the Atlanta-based fast food chain, has won permission from Athens-Clarke County to tear down the current restaurant for redevelopment.

No plans have been filed yet for what will replace the restaurant.

The Varsity still operates multiple Atlanta-area locations, including its flagship near Georgia Tech.