CRU Hemp Lounge, owned by Atlanta-based entrepreneur Dennis McKinley, has now become the largest black-owned nightlife chain and largest hookah lounge chain in the United States.
To date, they currently have four locations open in Atlanta, Georgia (in Lilburn, Edgewood, Peter Street and Midtown); Houston, Texas; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout this summer, CRU plans on opening more locations in Atlanta (in Old National, Marietta, Alpharetta, and Morrow); Memphis, Tennessee; Austinand Dallas, Texas; Washington D.C.; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Birmingham, Alabama; Miami, Florida; Macon, Georgia; and Phoenix, Arizona.
“CRU Hemp Lounge, which was created over 10 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia, is a fast-casual hookah-hemp lounge offering unique hookah flavors, hemp oil extracts, small plates and specialty cocktails,” says owner, Dennis McKinley. “We have grown exponentially over the past couple of years, and we are excited to be the largest hookah lounge in the United States.”