Gladys Knight

State and city authorities raided all 3 locations of Gladys Knight’s popular Chicken and Waffles restaurants in Atlanta on Tuesday.

The AJC.com reports that agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue raided the locations in connection with an investigation by the GDR.

The Atlanta Police Department assisted in the raid, Channel 2 Actions News reported.

Gladys Knight's son, who runs the franchises, is under investigation in a tax case involving $1 million. Gladys Knight is not under investigation, the AJC reports.

All 3 Chicken and Waffles locations were closed following the raids.

The restaurants will reopen on Thursday under state control, Channel 2 Action News reported.

  • iWasteTime

    Damn Gladys.
    Family will get you every time ..

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Poor Gladys......that's a good woman. It a shame her son had to can a dark shadow over her name

  • yallcrazy

    I liked that spot. When I come down there I went a few times

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    But, how is the chicken and waffles? That's the real question.

  • mainey

    lawd! I never liked her restaurant. When will ppl stop playing with the IRS?? it's not a game. They know what's theirs and they will come get it!!!

  • SoChlo

    Only 2 things in life are certain: death and taxes. Pay your taxes people, they will find you. They always do.

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    I hate when I hear how successful black people aren't paying their taxes. Of course there will be the ones who say white people don't pay their taxes. But I'm not talking about white people. By the time you make if you should know that YT is looking for ways to knock you down a few pegs so why not pay your damn taxes?

  • side_i

    That's one organization I never want to owe $$ to

  • SF NATIVE COMMENT

    Good, that chicken was so BLAN.....but not good on the revenue lost.

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    They tax drug income even though the drugs are illegal? Figure that.

  • TheWildChild

    ?? Didn't Gladys have a little gambling problem back in her Hey Day and wasn't paying taxes then ?

  • SoChlo

    Well my husband is white and he owns a small business and he didn't pay his taxes because he's a procrastinator and he called me one day saying the IRS froze all his business accounts after taking a large sum of money. It took me days to sort this whole mess out and get the accounts back for payroll etc. It's not about race it's about the IRS wanting every cent of their money.

  • hotntot95

    Yeah...that's messed up...I love the midnight train...chicken and waffles are amazing?

  • Low E. TUH!

    3 GUARANTEES - STAY BLACK, PAY TAXES, DEATH....THE ONLY 3.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    If I nod off one more time at this desk... I will probably be exposed!!!

  • lil goodie

    Glad it wasn't DHEC...LOL

  • lil goodie

    Really good

  • MzFutureLCSW

    If I were Gladys Knight, I would beat my son till he turned responsible.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I thought it was going to be about drugs.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, they have bleaching creme now. So, I gues you don't have to stay black if you don't want to.

  • country57

    The IRS is ruthless. Drug income? Wow.

  • Trey

    typical

  • AnonymousRose

    Off topic, sorta:...'''White people love to put fear in people, especially black, we so scary it's embarrassing. I had a talk with some last night about this very issue, of the fear of the alphabet people.whitty... How the hell did we get here. HOW, who told us to fear Man.. I was once there as well.... but just thought ling and hard, as to how did we let this happen to us a people. Where did we go wrong. #offrant

  • KB

    I didn't care for it, I wasn't impressed. Maybe I went on off days/nights but doubt that. I lived at the Waterford Apts. and tried to be on their team.

  • Orchidjones

    She can't ever catch a break.
    I remember that story about her gambling addiction. It was so bad she would just sit there and urinate on herself and not move from the slots...daughter did a serious intervention.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Way to honor your mom's legacy, smh

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Another Atlanta scam scandal

  • Orchidjones

    Meanwhile somewhere Aretha with her hatin' self is looking for Patti and Diana to chuckle it up...

  • HIS4EVA

    side note: Rachel Dolezal Wished Us A Happy Juneteenth And Got Dragged For It

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    That's probably not exact, but somehow they seem to go after people who make their money illegally.

  • Orchidjones

    I really chuckled loudly here!

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    I'm so happy to hear how you were able to save your husband's carelessness.

  • Lmarii

    Blood isnt always thicker than water. Geez..

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Getcho blaque azz off here!
    ???

  • SoChlo

    Yes, thank you!

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    I'm beginning to like my own chicken more than most places. Since I have learned to be patient and stop trying to turn over the pieces too soon, and stop being so cheap and use enough oil my chicken has improved 100%.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Lol!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The alphabet people are the police, no? I mean they can kill you...have been doing that since we got here. Seems like a good group to fear.

  • Buttercup

    Dang, this is right on the heels of failing a health inspection a few months ago. Gladys is going to have to reign things in and oversee things more if she's going to continue to have her name attached to it.

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    That place is overrated trash anyway.
    I went to the one on peach tree & had to stand outside with the homeless bc they don't have a waiting area. Got charged for water and my food was cold.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    glady's nights was not all that great

  • Buttercup

    Got charged for water
    ========
    LMBO. A J must've sneaked in and pretended to be your server.

  • Buttercup

    I've enjoyed it. I prefer BQE, but it's a great place to take folks who visit right before heading to the Clairmount Lounge.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    God bless you Gladys.

    My mama done had a fire in her condo building. Her unit has EXTENSIVE water damage. This shyt a huge, huge mess. Catch yall later

  • Buttercup

    Prayers for Mama Dubb.

  • HIS4EVA

    hope all is well. GN

  • Dee

    Terrible. The chicken was fried too hard and too pricey. I went once at the one in Midtown and never went back. I am surprised they lasted that long.

  • the guest

    I can't stand bad customer service at restaurants.

  • Blue

    Dang. I'm heading to ATL this weekend for work. My lil diet started today anyway so whatever.

  • Mystery User

    Probably a sales tax issue - many a restaurant fails due to the state sales tax debacles.

  • Blue

    Yeah. I didn't like the mac-n-cheese.

  • Blue

    Hahahahaha

  • Blue

    Never

  • Low E. TUH!

    ??????? THEM CHROMOSOMES DON'T LIE THO!

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    Its definitely bad over there. Just paying for a name tbh. And the parking is sketchy.

  • Mystery User

    does the black come back after bleaching?

  • ShWa

    Whoever she has running it is not on top of her business affairs, she's going to lose her businesses!

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    ??? like who charges for water? They failed the health inspection not too long ago too.

  • ShWa

    Is that right.........

  • Jusstlookn

    Oh NO Dubb, praying all the folks are safe and unharmed. Let me know if I can do anything.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Damn Dub, prayers up!

  • HIS4EVA

    Sho'nuff. one commentor-

    She's more proud to be black than Lil Kim and she ain't even black.

  • Milani

    Prayers for you and your family Dub.

  • Low E. TUH!

    LORDT KNOWS IMA SLEEP SEW GOODT UNDER THE DRYER TODAY... I'M MF TIDE.

  • Low E. TUH!

    I HOPE MOMS IS OK!!!!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Hoping Mama Dubb is fine... good luck with the water abatement & restoration! Double check any fire&water damage/restoration contractors recommended by your insurance company - sometimes they're getting kickbacks to bring your restoration in under your coverage ceiling...

  • Jusstlookn

    They had one in the DC area and the mac n cheese had a long piece of hair in it....Didn't neva go back...but I do think it's closed.
    IRS will work with you, but you gotta communicate with them and not be balling out, they will seize your isss. YEAP
    Love mY Login, but Love to be on the uP and UP with IRS even more.

  • AnonymousRose

    Thars why I said, who told us to fear man, I know alot of blacks are christian, and it is writren fear no man but GOD, soooo are they God....it was just a conversation last night, and it got really deep. And thought provoking

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    I've always hated Gladys Knight top lip... Its like two lips in one!

  • Low E. TUH!

    GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR...AGREED!

  • KB

    What?? Wow!

  • KB

    I'm just like you will cook in a ? beat b4 I give my $$ and colon to restaurants now.

  • Buttercup

    Pachal's, Suite Lounge, BQE, Le Petit Marche, Negril Village are just a few places you can go that have yummy food. They're black owned to boot.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Under state control... What is this Cuba?

  • Orchidjones

    Yes, it was such a travesty. She was a serious gambler. I forgot if the write up was in Jet, Ebony, or even People, but it was a read. Internet wasn't really popping back then like it is now.

  • KB

    This reminds me of that BBQ place that was on Roswell Rd that closed down all of a sudden. Forgot it's name.

  • country57

    Gotcha!!! :)

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Welp...

  • Jen_n_juice

    They got straight Christopher Columbus'd

  • Cruzgirl

    KC BBQ

  • hottlanta

    I wanna see it.

  • Blue

    Thanks Buttercup!!! Coming through with the good restaurants. Now if I mention your name do I get that Buttercup discount!?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    brrrrrrrrrr

  • product of 79

    Dang.. Sorry to hear that hope all is well THX GOD she is ok ?

  • HIS4EVA

    im not on twitter but i did c it on the (b)lack g(ossip) site. put those two words together.

  • Buttercup

    Only if you wink when you mention it ;-)

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Clever.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh my goodness!
    I'm glad she's safe. I know she's glad she got you ?

    ?You finna be ??
    I hope by the time you see this, you laugh ? :kona:

  • product of 79

    ?...???

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yep, sure does. But you also get cancer and fungus all over your face but I guess all of that is worth the whiteness.

  • DivineMsM

    Aye, Dub. Hope all is good and she made it out safely.

  • Luv Pitties

    I went to the one in Lithonia to see what all the hype was about, the best thing was the lemonade/sweet tea mix.

  • Luv Pitties

    If you had Waffle House waffles you've had them already.

  • Luv Pitties

    Just like there used to be a line wrapped around the building at Roscoes Chicken and Waffles I didn't understand why there either.

  • She_ShowOut

    The one downtown needs to stay closed foreva! Slow and rude service!

  • MookieFly

    Water damage is a bish. I hope she feels better!

  • Blue

    Oh. Atlanta. Got it. smh lol

  • She_ShowOut

    Thanks for the list!

  • She_ShowOut

    Hope Mama Dubb is unharmed and equipped with some good insurance.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hope everyone ok

  • ?E?E?M?A

    That's what she gets. Always got her fat nose in somebody business instead of worrying about her own. When Parris Jackson was having problems she called Partis a b!tch which was so inappropriate to call a child.

  • KB

    There you go. Thank you! ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Slow news day ?

  • Finding Forever…

    Safe to say that we "Heard It Through The Grapvine"? THIS mess her boy done got her business in...ONLY the Lawd will "Help Me Make It Through The Night". LOL. Pooor Gladys...NOW don't start to gettin' any ideas that it was MY beloved Patti Pies LaBelle. She would NOT do you like that. NOW I'll put my money on that darn Retha or Chaka. Just smell like HATERS, LLS. Could even be Miss Sweetie Pie...Robbie Montgomery? She looks like she's itchin' for a snitchin' :).

  • Finding Forever…

    Best of luck & prayers sent your way for you & yours ;)

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Meh...That's to be expected. I've become immune to it and refuse to allow it to stop me from patronizing Black business...some day...One day...Our people shall grow up...Learn to love...Embrace each other...No matter what?? I know they aren't happy with their lives. Their jobs. I remind myself of that and try to smile through the angst?

  • LoneWolf86

    I've only ate there once and that was one too many times.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    hi? You good? How's it hanging?

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    ......

  • Tammie Reed

    Really good, worth hanging around the crack flies outside lol

  • Li

    It's not Gladys' restaurant it's her son, Shanga, so the headline should read Shanga Hutcherson's restaurant.
    Gladys has a small ownership. Her son obviously is having money flow problems, which is normal for most restaurants. It's a hard business.

  • Li

    She talks about it in her autobiography, but I don't remember reading about her urinating. She had a bad backgammon gambling habit. That's about the only dirt people can find on her.

  • HOLLYHOOD

    Not Good

  • HOLLYHOOD

    Not Good

  • Orchidjones

    Well I wasn't trying to dig the dirt on her, but because I know a former gambler who went through similar behavior, that behavior that stood out was her (sic) urinating herself because she refuse to get up from the machine. I didn't get it from the auto, this was a magazine. Again, it was long ago, so I won't quote it verbatim, but that is one thing I won't forget. I haven't any problems with Gladys. I feel bad she can't get a break after all the success she's had as an artist. Some people just have a Murphy's Law cloud over their heads. I can relate.

  • Orchidjones

    Well I wasn't trying to dig the dirt on her, but because I know a former gambler who went through similar behavior, that behavior that stood out was her (sic) urinating herself because she refuse to get up from the machine. I didn't get it from the auto, this was a magazine. Again, it was long ago, so I won't quote it verbatim, but that is one thing I won't forget. I haven't any problems with Gladys. I feel bad she can't get a break after all the success she's had as an artist. Some people just have a Murphy's Law cloud over their heads. I can relate.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Oh my

  • Wayup!

    was she wearing depends. ..no joke only reason im asking is cause those Asian gamers do it cause they want to beat the game... ?

  • Orchidjones

    I vaguely remember, but maybe that is where I've heard the depends story from with the gamblers. It's wasn't Gladys though.

  • Orchidjones

    They are sitting at a machine for eons, and play until they think the machine with "break" and as soon as they get up, someone else with sit there and hit it. There are people in the casino who will sit and watch to see who's been on the machine the longest and wait for you to move. My family was always wise to the game.

  • Wayup!

    HmmHmmmm Gladys is a icon tho...collected all her vinyls. ...cover art was the bizness....

  • Wayup!

    And it works just like that too?

  • Orchidjones

    Most definitely. I grew up on her music...Claudine, all that. I hate the fact that she had problems that basically would sully her rep. She is a great singer. She will bounce back from this... She was gorgeous in her heyday.

  • Wayup!

    Gorgeous aint the word..she was everything in my household growing up..I swear my mom would study her vinyl looks and duplicate them to a T ...she could dress..she had class. ..of course she could sing...Kelly Rowland resembles her...face wise...

  • She_ShowOut

    I myself smile and get through my day. There is no need to take it out on others around me. It's up to me to fulfill my potential and to chose gainful employment. If not, who's fault is it?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    I hear ya??

  • GuestSTAR

    Hmmmm, there was a black owned BBQ/Soul Food joint not far from where I lived; great food, but the cc/debit machine was always broke, never worked, so all they took was cash. Wonder was Gladys Chicken & Waffles doin the same.

  • Nya Jacobsen

    The food was overpriced and was definitely something I could of made at home.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Really, I'm surprised the food doesn't taste good. I eat Sweetie Pies often and it's good but I'm not sure it's good enough for me to drive 2 hrs to get it but some people do drive two hrs.

  • SpideySense

    Oooh! I bet Gladys gave him a good, old-fashioned, southern-style cuss out. Bet she'd warm that a$$ up too if he weren't so damn old. Got her name all over those reataurants and not one ounce of respeck on it. Smh

  • dancemomtoo131

    Poor Gladys ...first the husband now the son...she can't trust any of the men in her life.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    That reminds me of the 24hr internet cafes in Japan The ppl go in there to play those life simulation games & wear adult diapers so they don't have to move for hours on end

  • SpideySense

    Say word? News to me

  • SpideySense

    I rather live life than simulate it while stewing in my own excrement, but to each his own

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    lol true, idk if you remember but there was also a story of a couple whose child starved to death because they were so involved in the game it was crazy

  • SpideySense

    That one i remember. An asian couple. Despicable

  • joy peace

    They must be making a lot of moola for a move of this magnitude.

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    Best thing for me was the corn bread muffins

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I'm good. Thank you for asking.

  • Canary Red™

    ????? love it!

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Family members will f u every time never do business with them

  • whitty hutton

    Hubby and I are always wondering why people line up for the subpar food and service. Busy Bee, Thumbs Up and West Egg are far and above in food quality, taste and customer service.

  • whitty hutton

    ??? am I the onliest one who found this worthy of a chuckle?

    Oh...OK

    **shuffles off**

  • Orchidjones

    Welllll. I thought it to be hilarious in my own mind so.....
    I'm guessing I'm not alone
    Maybe perhaps?? ??????

  • rodt

    Chicken and waffle, How you not gonna pay waffles

  • T3

    It was so bad she would just sit there and urinate on herself and not move from the slots

    ??????TF?!?!??

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    If youve EVER had Roscoes Chicken & Waffle, Gladys Knight wasnt CLOSE.

  • Let’s be fair

    Busy bee yes lawd

  • TeeTee

    She tried to leave something for her family and look what her son does. Lives a fancy lifestyle and just ruined everything... I would slap him silly - nothing in the will for you!

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    Somebody said Aretha was the snitch and she watching from afar...lol

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I know a young lady who wears a Depends to the casino not due to incontinence, but just in case she has a slot she likes, has to go to the bathroom and does not have to get up in order to do so. She just goes in the Depends. ? When she first told me I just looked at her, but then it made sense how she could drink, stay on the machine for hours and never get up. She just pees...right there...without a care.

    Maybe that could be a marketing strategy on both ends? Get a buffet, $30 comp...and a Depends.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I didn't see this before I posted.

    Never knew.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wayment. Who was that who was telling me to flirt? Was that you? My brain is fried. Lemme go back and see who it was?

  • Tammy GILBERT

    may be that"s what he"s doing are drugs may be he doesn't think he"s getting enough money from mom.he might be going to the slammer

  • Wayup!

    My nerdy self watched a whole 1 hr PBS special (don't judge me) on teenage gamers who sit at home all weekend in depends and break games...parents crying n sh!t...got the kids in therapy. ..kids goin thru withdrawal symptoms cause they can't play?
    Just learned that alot of the elderly do the same thing in Vegas. ...but I just know my classy Gladys aint doing this ??

  • tintin

    waffle raid.

  • Tammy GILBERT

    yes i also read that myself she was very deep

  • Tammy GILBERT

    yeh i clearly understand her as a mom point of view i trusted mine and got a stuff cut off and lost some thing major because i trusted them sooooo i get it.she should of had someone watching him buss wise what about her daughteror being that"s not in the family

  • Tammy GILBERT

    not re re she bet not be her ole arse son got beat up about a year or two ago at a gas station she had to go there and give folks some money he ripped people offnone of them can say nothing

  • Tammy GILBERT

    not when it comes to money in some cases

  • Tammy GILBERT

    yes tell me more about sweetie pies what about her mac and cheese seen this on tv i know a few people who went and had to wait 45 min but they said the wait was worth it

  • Tammy GILBERT

    he weigh 10 pounds when he was born

  • Branch Davidian

    Gladys Knight and men....she was Fantasia before Fantasia....what a clown show...

  • Six7

    Ain't nothing on Roscoe's

  • Ant Hill

    #FALSE Gladys Knights is WAY better.

  • Ant Hill

    the one at Stonecrest Mall is good.

  • Jessica

    Gladys has spent her entire adult life building a good, untarnished name for herself. She lends her name to her son and he takes advantage of her good name and don't pay taxes. Not cool. Unappreciative.

  • Jessica

    Me too. The food is OK. The yams were good but the prices are too high for the amount of food you are served. However, I have gone back because of Glady's name. I've never experienced bad service there.

  • Jessica

    Where is Busy Bee located? I'll have to check them out.

  • Jessica

    Wow! I forgot about that.

  • Jessica

    To me, their waffles are better than WH.

  • Orchidjones

    Yeah who knows what a person Is going through. You'd never know unless they unleash a story.

  • Jessica

    True. But he was raided by the Georgia Department of Revenue which means he likely isn't paying either payroll taxes, unemployment taxes or sales taxes. Either way, don't play with the government's money.

  • Jessica

    I am paying the IRS from a mistake on my 2011 taxes. If nobody else gets paid....THEY GET PAID!

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Breakfast Klub in H-town, sho nuff. ??

  • Let’s be fair

    810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr NW
    Atlanta, GA 30314
    United States

  • Alisa

    I remember the first time I went to one of her restaurants It was during the Bronner Brothers convention stayed in the hotel where CNN broadcasts out of. The food was ok but it's messed up he would tarnish his moms name. This should hv been passed down thru the generations Just think about how many people are out of work

  • side_i

    Me too, I forgot to file certain paperwork w/ my 2013 taxes this year they took all my $$ but I was like that's okay....I rather owe everyone else except them

  • MingLee

    LMAO....whet...

  • SpiceGirl

    I think the charge was for the cup...that's how they do at the hospital which is stupid....