More dining news from the week:
Mega Church is coming to Edgewood. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium is expanding, taking over the space vacated by Corner Tavern, as reported by What Now Atlanta. With the expansion, Church will expand its menu and could also transform its exterior. The food service will be casual, with counter service for ordering and disposable tableware so that customers can bus their own tables. Grant Henry, the owner of Church, acquired the Corner Tavern space in late April and retained much of the restaurant's staff. The demolition and build-out process is taking place this month, and Henry plans to reopen the bar on June 1.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has surpassed Taco Bell as the second-highest-grossing fast-food chain in the country, now behind only McDonald's. Chick-fil-A earned more than $11 billion in sales in 2019, moving past other behemoths like Burger King and Taco Bell. Outside of McDonald's, the only other chain that outstrips Chick-fil-A is Starbucks, with sales of more than $21 billion. However, both McDonald's and Starbucks have well over 10,000 locations, while Chick-fil-A has less than 2,500. Read more from Restaurant Business Magazine here.
C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar in Roswell has permanently closed due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Opened in 2016, the restaurant was originally called C&S Chowder House but rebranded to match its sister restaurant in 2019. Its two sister restaurants, including the original C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar and Hugo's Oyster Bar, will remain open. Read more here.
Gunter Seeger, the German chef who dominated Atlanta's fine dining scene in the late 1990's and early 2000's, has returned to town and has a new restaurant in the works. Though he is in the early stages of opening his next Atlanta restaurant, he has already moved back to town with his family from New York City. Read our interview with him here.
Midtown Irish Pub Ri Ra has closed after a decade in business. The management team of the popular bar could not come to terms on a lease agreement with their landlord, so the decision to close was made prior to the coronavirus pandemic hitting the city. Read more here.
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