Nashville chef Sean Brock opened the original Joyland fast-food restaurant in East Nashville in 2020.
He has partnered with the Pihakis Restaurant Group to open a second location in Birmingham in April 2024.

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Photo by Emily Dorio; used with permission from the Sprouthouse Agency.

James Beard Award-winning Nashville chef Sean Brock is ready to spread a little joy in Birmingham.

Brock and his Nashville investor Paul Mishkin have partnered with Birmingham restaurateur Nick Pihakis and his Pihakis Restaurant Group to open the first Birmingham location of Brock’s retro fast-food restaurant Joyland.

Brock opened the original Joyland in East Nashville in 2020, and the Birmingham location will be the second.

The Birmingham Joyland is expected to open in April in the former home of another Pihakis Restaurant Group property, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, at 3719 Third Ave. South in Avondale, Pihakis told

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