In late 2014, the news hit that Leigh Catherall would be the full owner and CEO of Here to Serve, and that chef Catherall would retire.
In emails obtained by WSB Radio, Leigh Catherall wrote to Here to Serve employees on Friday: "Please accept our apology for the grave inconvenience of late paychecks this week. We have been working on this issue since 6 am today. All staff should anticipate paychecks Monday morning for direct deposit and afternoon for paper. We are working diligently to prevent this from happening again."
On Monday, Here to Serve director of operations, Phil Handley, wrote to employees: "We have placed an insane burden on you and your staff. I am so incredibly saddened by our inability to get us out of this mess. I want to thank each of you for holding your heads up as we tried to rectify this and move forward. There may be opportunities for people interested in re-organizational efforts. Please reach out to Leigh."
Some employees took to Facebook on Monday to respond to the news of the closings. The last post on the
Noche Vinings Facebook
page, "Today's special nothing." is followed by a blank/black photo of nothing. A couple of the Here to Serve restaurants also responded to the closing on Twitter:
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