Meet Chad Dillon, the Founder and CEO of The Boiler Seafood Restaurant in Atlanta

Chad Dillon is the 31-year-old founder and CEO of The Boiler Seafood Atlanta. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dillon has a special talent for identifying businesses that a community may be in need of. He was inspired to start his restaurant realizing that Atlanta was lacking food businesses within the seafood boil niche.

After being denied as a franchisee of The Juicy Crab, Dillon decided to take a risk in opening his own concept with the goal of providing an upscale seafood boil experience within Atlanta’s city limits.

“I found that as Atlanta’s outskirts were growing in the seafood boil industry, the actual city of Atlanta hadn’t been tapped into,” he said. “So I created and launched a seafood boil restaurant, The Boiler Seafood, in Atlanta’s most prominent neighborhood, Buckhead.”

Dillon created The Boiler Seafood concept in January 2019, signed the building lease in August 2019, and opened December 4, 2020. Though it was not easy building and launching in the midst of a global pandemic, he remained persistent, determined to bring his vision to life.

Despite opening at such a challenging time, and despite having no culinary background, he has managed to build The Boiler into an ATL hotspot. Now known as Buckhead’s #1 seafood and crab boil restaurant, the restaurant took the Atlanta hospitality scene by storm, bringing in over $8 Million in its first year of business.

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SOURCE: Travel Noire, Ayah A.