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Hospitality group Fork U Concepts has shuttered its Taqueria Tsunami in Sandy Springs, Co-Owner Scott Kinsey Sunday told What Now Atlanta in an email. As with a growing list of Atlanta-area restaurants, Kinsey cited the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic as the deciding factor in permanently shuttering the Sandy Springs location of the growing Taqueria Tsunami brand.
“Sadly, our Sandy Springs location will not open after the loss from COVID-19,” Kinsey said. “We offered our team jobs at our neighboring locations. Our hearts go out to all restaurant owners and operators during this unprecedented time.”
Fork U has a sizable portfolio of restaurants around town—Taqueria Tsunami, Stockyard Burgers & Bones, Silla Del Toro, and Forno Vero—and in March launched a “Restaurant Worker’s Relief Fund” via GoFund me, looking to crowdsource $25,000 to “help support our team members.” In exchange for donations, the company provided a “Support Card to use at any of our Fork U Family concept restaurants.”