We are going down to the dirrty tonight for the season six premiere of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and there’s a reason fans love this so show much. Aside from the swagga, the slang, and the sassiness, Georgia has birthed many movements, products, events, and attractions, you name it. As we gear up for this highly anticipated premiere, we thought it’d be a good idea to let you know about a few things that originated in the Peach State and some even more specifically in the A. It’s actually pretty interesting.
First and foremost, Atlanta is the birthplace of the civil rights movementEbenezer Baptist Church
If you’re ever in the A, do yourself a favor and visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and prepare to be woke. The site includes Dr. King’s childhood home, the iconic Ebenezer Baptist Church, video footage and interviews from the civil rights movement, and so much more. Admission is free and the tour is self-guided, giving you all the time in the world to soak everything in.
The Varsity, the world’s largest drive-in restaurant
Located in Downtown Atlanta, accommodating about 800 people inside and 600 cars outside, the Varsity is the largest drive-in restaurant, in the world.
Coca-ColaThe Coca Cola Factory
Dr. Coke sold his first bottle of Coke at Jacob’s Pharmacy soda fountain. The World of Coca-Cola is located in Atlanta and it features multiple exhibits and more than 100 different drinks.
Yes, our fave golden sponge cake with the creamy filling is made in one of the four re-opened Hostess factories. In 2012, the company filed for bankruptcy but one year later they reopened four factories, one of which in Columbus, Georgia.
Look at the zipper on your pants or even your coat. It more than likely says YKK, zippers that are manufactured in Marietta, Georgia.
Lay’s Potato ChipsGetty Images
Herman Lay, once a salesman at Barrett Food Products Company in Atlanta, Georgia, is responsible for that delicious airy bite of lightly-salted deliciousness. IN 1961 America’s favorite chip merged with Frito, becoming Frito-Lay which dominates 59% of the chip industry in the US.
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The Georgia Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium, IN. THE. WORLD. If you’re ever in Georgia, you NEED to check this out. The Dolphin show is absolutely amazing but if you just got your hair done, I suggest you don’t sit in the first 6 rows.
While we’re still in the A-Town spirit, check out the first six minutes of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, premiering tonight at 8/7c!