UPDATE: Ron Eyester Says Rosebud, Family Dog To Remain Closed; Diner Staying Open

'The Angry Chef' breaks his silence and outlines the sales of his Morningside eateries.

‘The Angry Chef’ breaks his silence and outlines the intended sales of his Morningside eateries.

Owner and chef Ron Eyester confirmed that both Rosebud and The Family Dog will stay closed in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday. What Now Atlanta (WNA) first broke the news Monday.

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“I’ve been in the process of selling both Rosebud and the Family Dog for the past couple months,” Eyester said in the report, stating he and his team got “overextended” and “lost its stability”.

The “Top Chef” personality released a touching letter at the end of September detailing his struggles in the Morningside neighborhood, alluding to potential closures of his restaurants.

A few days after the letter, Eyester “temporarily” shuttered The Family Dog, but the pub never reopened.

With Rosebud having closed its doors Sunday, Diner at Atlantic Station is now Eyester’s only operating restaurant in Atlanta. Eyester closed his other Morningside restaurant, Timone’s, in July.

“The stability of Diner is not great right now,” Eyester told the AJC. “But my saving grace is that the Hines group, who just bought Atlantic Station, are very supportive of the concept. And they really want to see me make it work.”

Eyester did not rule out expanding with new restaurants again after focusing on Diner for the time being. For the full report in its entirety, head over to the AJC.

Do you think The Angry Chef will bounce back and thrive at the Diner? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Colin Sylvester

Colin has also written for TheWrap, CNN, Bleacher Report, and Today's U. An Atlanta native and USC film school graduate, you'd probably catch him talking all things film, tv, and pop-culture. Oh, and the soon-to-return glory days of Trojan football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

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  1. Huh? Went to Diner yesterday for lunch, and it was closed. Looked through the window, all chairs were up on tables, and the placed looked very empty. If Diner is going to be kept open, it needs it’s liquor licence, inventory, and a staff that know what’s what they are doing. This will be his next casualty, withing 30days.

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