“Southern Cuisine Queen, Kelli Ferrell Expands her Culinary Empire with a new restaurant location.”

McDonough, GA-You may have seen acclaimed “Black Girl Boss” Kelli Ferrell  cooking beautiful cuisine on Food Network & OWN, but there’s a “waffle lot” we can say about the Southern Cuisine Queen. Nana’s Chicken & Waffles became an integrated part of Atlanta’s booming restaurant scene with the opening of the Conyers location, but Kelli is determined to expand her empire one waffle at a time. The SHEEN Team was able to attend the grand opening of the brand new McDonough location this Saturday to get an exclusive look into this growing family business and the boss behind it. 

The ambiance was set as soon as we arrived, with an all out family affair. After having some fun on the red carpet, we followed the smell of fresh waffles and Shrimp & Grits inside to a beautiful setting. Greeted by a phenomenal staff we made our way to our tables and the party turned up even more! While browsing the elite menu of Nana’s we were gifted with some awesome gifts, including a copy of Kelli’s acclaimed cookbook, “Kooking with Kelli”. This cookbook was filled with beautifully crafted family recipes and a glimpse into the hands that created this business. 

‘Where was Kelli?’ you might ask. After gracing the red carpet alongside her beautiful family, she was busy cooking alongside her efficient and skilled staff. Nothing short of a BOSS! One guest stated, 

“I’ve never seen such a passion for a craft like we see here at Nana’s, Kelli works so hard and her love for food and family is beautiful to watch”

Our food arrived and we dug into some of the most delicious and authentic southern cuisine imaginable. Everything from Lobster Tail & Waffles, Fried Green Tomatoes, Uncle Butch’s Steak and Eggs and so much more The detailed and carefully curated menu gives you an option to try something new with each visit. The experience of Nana’s is not just about exceptional service and mouth watering food. This restaurant makes you feel like you are in the safe hands of family, and it is through that familiar bond with the community that makes the dining so memorable.

If you’re looking to satisfy a craving for some good southern cuisine and a family oriented vibe, Nana’s Chicken & Waffles  is definitely the place to be. Nana’s is now operating two locations, 1040 Flat Shoals Rd SE, Conyers GA, 30012 and the newly opened McDonough location 1500 Highway 20 W #130 McDonough, GA, 30253. For more information on Kelli Ferrel or to purchase Kooking With Kelli, go to 

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