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Fifth Group Restaurants (FGR) will begin reopening restaurants on a rolling basis starting Wednesday, June 17, the company Monday announced in a press release.
South City Kitchen Midtown, La Tavola (will also reopen with updated interiors), and Alma Cocina Buckhead will be the first three FGR outposts to reopen Wednesday for dine-in, but with abbreviated hours:
South City Kitchen MidtownLunch: Thursday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brunch: Saturday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
La TavolaDinner: Wednesday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Alma Cocina BuckheadLunch: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
FGR will bring its other restaurants—Alama Cocina Downtown, Ecco, El Taco, Lure, and South City Kitchen (Avalon, Buckhead, Vinings)—back online in phases throughout the coming weeks.
“Though all FGR restaurant locations temporarily closed in response to COVID-19, the group’s full-service events company BOLD Catering & Design remained open as a resource for those in need during the pandemic through the launch of a Boxed Meal Program that provides meals for frontline workers in Atlanta,” according to the release.
“Since day one of the program, BOLD has prepared and delivered 20,000+ meals for essential workers in healthcare and public safety. As a company, in response to the pandemic, Fifth Group also launched the Fifth Group Family Fund, an employee relief fund created to support its furloughed employees during COVID-19, provided all eligible employees access to medical benefits & partnered with Atlanta Community Food Bank to set up a drive-thru, mobile pantry where they served 6,000+ meals to FGR’s furloughed employees.”
FGR’s restaurants join a growing-list of Atlanta-area eateries that are reopening dining rooms after being forced to close down early-April to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read that list here.
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]