Here to Serve employees have sought Abes’ help because they have found no answers from Leigh Catherall nor from Here to Serve current director of operations Phil Haley. Catherall has not responded to repeat phone calls, emails or text messages from the AJC. Haley responded to a text message on Tuesday with the comment, “I may have contributions to something moving forward in a day or so but now I am simply trying to help staff as much as possible.” On Wednesday, Haley stayed silent, not responding to requests for an interview.
Who is helping the nearly 1,000 affected Here to Serve employees that find themselves without a job and a source of income? An earlier AJC article incorrectly credited Here to Serve with having created a
of job listings for its waylaid employees. Today, the AJC learned that the page was created by a former Here to Serve employee who has not worked for the company for many years. The page has been populated with dozens upon dozens of job opportunities at other Atlanta-area restaurants.