Atlanta entrepreneurs Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker appear to have closed their new restaurant before it even opened.
A loyal reader emailed a photo that shows the RHOA cast members took down that gigantic “Blaze” sign over their shuttered steak & seafood restaurant in Southwest Atlanta.
If you recall, Kandi and Todd announced the opening of their newest establishment in the Camp Creek Marketplace last month. They also placed a “NOW HIRING” sign in the window.
But, according to my spy, the big Blaze sign came down days ago and there is no indication that the restaurant will be opening its doors anytime soon.
The new restaurant was inspired by their infant daughter, Blaze Tucker, who was delivered via surrogate on Nov. 22, 2019.
The couple already own and operate three “Old Lady Gang” soul food restaurants around the metro Atlanta area.
My spy noted that Blaze steakhouse may have been in conflict with Blaze Pizzeria restaurant chain in Atlanta.
But a quick search of Atlanta businesses turns up other “Blaze” establishments, such as Blaze strip club, the Atlanta Blaze men’s lacrosse team, Blaze radio, and Blaze Sports America, among others.
Another explanation is that the funding for Kandi and Todd’s new restaurant fell through. They managed to secure funding for Blaze restaurant through the government’s PPP coronavirus stimulus relief package.
According to Screenrant.com, the couple received between $150,000 and $350,000 in PPP funds set aside for struggling small businesses amid the pandemic.
The loans were approved on April 29 and the funds were disbursed through TruFund Financial Services, despite the fact that Kandi allegedly has a net worth of around $30 million.
According to Screenrant.com, Kandi and Todd shouldn’t have been entitled to the PPP loans in the first place since they pass themselves off as a wealthy couple.