The forthcoming closure, first reported by Tomorrow’s News Today, is “very much” due to the pandemic, Giannes told the AJC.
“We had a thriving business pre-COVID,” Giannes said, citing a sharp increase in people working from home along with COVID-19 restrictions eating into lunchtime crowds and catering orders.
The restaurant, which serves Greek staples including gyros and saganaki as well as pastas, salads and sandwiches, had been open for dine-in service and curbside pickup for te past few months, but Giannes said it was impossible to recoup the losses incurred during the pandemic.
He said he plans to stay in the restaurant and hospitality industry, possibly in a mentorship role.
Kouzina Christos is the latest food and beverage concept casualty due to the coronavirus economic impact. Other recent closures include Tea House Formosa in Doraville, Doraku, Qing Mu and Cook Hall in Buckhead, Ammazza in Decatur, Donetto in West Midtown and Rise-N-Dine in Emory Village.
Read more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following @ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.