Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 9.31.48 AMThe abrupt closure of the Here To Serve chain of restaurants on Monday has left 1,000 people without jobs and without final paychecks. According to multiple media sources, the employees were to get paychecks on Wednesday, Oct. 8, but those checks did not come.

A former employee of Here To Serve has set up a Facebook page with job listings at other restaurants and businesses. You can see the page at this link.

The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit created to help restaurant workers in times of emergency, is also planning to help Here To Serve employees and is encouraging the community make donations via its website. The Giving Kitchen’s executive director, Stephanie Galer, posted a note on how to help at the organization’s Facebook page at this link.

Here To Serve Restaurants group closed all of its eateries – Coast, Noche, Prime, Shucks, Smash, Strip and Twist – without warning on Monday. Owner and CEO Leigh Catherall, who took control of the restaurants in a divorce settlement from founder Tom Catherall, has made no statements since the restaurants were closed.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.