Canton, Georgia-based Chepe's Mexican Grill closed their Marietta location on Johnson Ferry Road about a week ago. The first Chepe's opened in Cumming in 2008, and the restaurant subsequently opened more. Current locations include Cumming, Suwanee, Johns Creek and another Marietta location on Shallowford Road. According to management, the Johnson Ferry was closed to to overall under-performance
Norcross, Georgia-based Saigon Cafe closed their south Buckhead location across from Piedmont Hospital last week. The restaurant opened early last year in the space that once housed the flagship location of the failed Mama Fu's franchise. Founder David Lee opened the first Saigon Cafe in early 2002 and has slowly expanded his restaurant concept. Today Lee operates seven locations of Saigon Cafe and one restaurant branded Saigon Basil, on Piedmont Avenue in midtown. All of Lee's restaurant serve pho and other traditional Vietnamese & Thai cuisine.
Stilwell, Kansas-based Sheridan's Lattes & Frozen Custard closed its lone Atlanta area location. The custard franchise was located in a retrofitted former Donatos Pizza in Cofer Crossing in Tucker. If memory serves, the shop has been open for ten years, opening shortly after Donatos exited the Atlanta market in 2002. Not far away on Lawrenceville Highway, Rita's, another custard franchise, closed a shop a while back as well. Back at Cofer Crossing, Papi's Cuban & Caribbean Grill is preparing to open its fifth area location later this month.