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Farm Burger has closed its Peachtree Corners (PTC) doors for good, George Frangos, co-founder of the grass-fed burger restaurant chain told What Now Atlanta in an email Friday. “We enjoyed our time in PTC and being part of the energy of the new town green,” Frangos said. “Unfortunately the financial effects of COVID have forced us to make some tough decisions and this is one of them.”
Farm Burger PTC was one of the newest Atlanta-area locations for the chain having opened in early-2019, at 5170 Town Center Blvd Suite 410. It is survived by six local restaurants: Buckhead, Decatur, Dunwoody, Grant Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium (downtown), and Midtown (inside Whole Foods Market). Outside of Georgia, the chain has outposts in Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
A farewell message earlier this week was shared with Farm Burger PTC’s online audience. “With a heavy heart, Farm Burger PTC says a sweet goodbye to its home at the Peachtree Corners Town Center today,” according to a Facebook post from the restaurant Wednesday. “We are grateful to our dedicated team members, the community, and local partners who have supported our mission for over a year! Please come see us at one of our other Atlanta locations. Stay safe and be well.”
In addition to reopening its brick-and-mortars back up in recent months after temporarily closing in March to slow the spread of COVID-19, Farm Burger made an early pivot to cater to its at-home customers. The company launched a “Backyard Cookout Kit,” offering a DIY Farm Burger experience. For the third year in a row, the company, which operates on a mantra of “sustainable, local, humane,” has been featured on the Good Food 100 Restaurants List, an annual list and economic report offering insight into chefs and restaurants purchasing practices and their commitment to sustainable sourcing.