#RHOA Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang Restaurant Sued For Thousands!

Posted on Sep 27 2017 - 11:14am by Avigail

Restaurant ownership has not been a cakewalk for Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker.

The couple’s Atlanta based bistro, Old Lady Gang, was off to a good start but as expected — with the good comes a gaggle of bad.

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The southern eatery is being sued by a local contractor for unpaid services totaling $16,512.

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The suit filed on September 25 in Fulton County alleges that carpenter, Charles Busbee, did work on the Old Lady Gang restaurant between March 19 and June 27, 2016. Basically, the Tucker’s architect and third defendant in the lawsuit, Cedric Drayton, wrote him bad checks totaling $16,512. As a result, Busbee was forced to pay his crew out of his own pocket.

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In October 2016, Busbee placed a lien on Kandi and Todd’s restaurant in the amount owed, $16,512. He claims he was suppose to be paid by June 30, 2016 but has not received a dime.

The carpenter is seeking the full amount due for his services, plus interest. 

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As reported, the Old Lady Gang received a slew of health code violations, earning a dismal “C” rating in August. However, the restaurant quickly corrected all the violations later that month — resulting in an “A,” rating in follow-up inspection. 

The southern canteen opened its doors in March 2017 and pays homage to family members, Aunt Nora, Aunt Bertha, and Mama Joyce. Many online reviews give the restaurant high ratings.

 

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  • chacha1

    I saw Kandi Buress on Celebrity Family Feud last night with Toad and her ratchet mother and Aunt’s … Kandi is no better than her nasty mother, matter of fact that nut did fall closely to that tree…. she was all pissed off at the answers they were giving and showing her anger even though in the end they won…. I cannot stand any of them and I hope they get taken down especially for serving old undercooked food and moldy ice ……. Kandi is nothing but a big mouthed bully ….. she makes me sick

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      Just their personalities & nasty dispositions make me ill. So the idea that they have yet another way of making me sick is no surprise.

  • Ronnie

    The restaurant should have been more appropriately called, “Old Battle Axes.”

  • halos

    This was always a STUPID idea. Something to keep little Todd busy? ugh.

    • SMDRN66

      After the stingy pre-nup, Todd is getting Kandi to open all these businesses in a joint venture. He’ll get 50% of everything that has his name on it. Plus access to all the business accounts. He learned from Alpo to start squirreling money away for his own golden parachute. And he’s doing it legally. Alpo was just a moron.

      • halos

        Oh, ah ha! Thanks for the clarification. Dumb like a fox I guess.

  • the dudette

    Kandi is a total moron. She keeps ploughing money into failures and supporting the gaggle of parasites and leeches, as if she still sells songs.
    She’s not nearly as smart as she thinks she is, and I also think she’s shady as hell. I wouldn’t trust her further than I could throw her fat arse.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    I read somewhere that the restaurant business has THE highest statistics/percentage for failure – that you practically need to be a millionaire (for collateral) to even be considered for a loan. The odds of this place succeeding are very slim … the ‘celebrity’ factor is the only thing that might keep it afloat for a year. It looks cheap and tacky … TJ Maxx/Marshall’s pillows and curtains in the window … really?

    • just me…

      I saw those pillows and thought wtf.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Some hack designer told them yellow and grays together is all the rage.

        • just me…

          Just yells dirty.

    • Polly

      One of the best meals I ever had was at an Italian restaurant in a strip mall in New Jersey that looked like a dump on the outside. A date took me there, he said, to see if I was a snob who would refuse to go in. LOL I passed the test. The inside wasn’t hoity toit but nice. All this to say…if the food is fabulous, word will get around. 😀

      • Bryan

        That’s right, if your food is going people will show up

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Unless it’s obvious that they put MILLIONS into them, the “mom and pops” (as I call them) establishments scare me. I worked in plenty a restaurant when I was young and I know what goes on in them. But on the other hand, I’m not into the big chains either … so. I would imagine it’s pretty hard to find a terrible restaurant (especially Italian) in NJ!

        • SMDRN66

          I miss my pizza joints and diners after moving to NC in 1993. A couple of years ago, a guy from Brooklyn opened an Italian restaurant not far from us. It’s in a smaller strip mall across the parking lot from a grocery store and strip mall. Real pizza! Fried calamari! Calzones and strombolis…..it’s Heaven. Now if someone would just come down here and open a real diner. I can dream.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            Sounds delish! (Calamari notwithstanding:-)

    • Evil Queen

      It’s less than a mile away from my office, & no one I know has eaten there? It’s not in the most desirable place too. You know d’ hood.

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        Not just that – but they are serving the same food you can get in 3,000 restaurants from Virginia down the East coast and across the Gulf to Louisiana.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Yeah, like Bar None I kind of figured they were deliberately leaving out the “widescreen” shots. But that’s interesting; I guess you’ve seen a few of them, like filming and such?

        • Evil Queen

          I’ve never met any of the ATl. Ladies. I have had friends who have worked for 2 of the ladies.
          Both couldn’t pay their invoices.
          Like pulling teeth.

    • SMDRN66

      It’s so hit or miss. If you open a restaurant with something different, you’ll start with a good business. But you have to make sure you keep up the quality of the food and service. And then need to slowly change the menu around to keep people wanting to come back to try something new. How many times do you go to a new restaurant and absolutely love the food? And then go back another time only to be disappointed? The portions get smaller and the quality has gone down the drain. Not to mention there is so much competition. The gimmick is the old lady gang. But eventually, they’ll stop showing up there, That’s half the attraction.

  • shayvoe

    It’s Phaedra’s fault!

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      Hey there, Shayvoe!!
      But ofcourse this is all Phaedra’s fault.
      I think the violations are a perfect homage to her nasty family members. LMAO!!

      • shayvoe

        Hi ya Bette! Couldn’t happen to a nicer person!!

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          TeeHee!!😈

  • Trippinhhard

    That’s has to be some dry ass cornbread to be crumbling that much.. She’s a messy ass eater and I wouldn’t eat shit those old bitches have on the menu.. I’m very selective of where I eat at, I love to cook. I cook when I don’t want to cook, because I don’t like eating out that much.. Restaurants fail every day and it doesn’t matter who’s name is on the door, some of the best have restaurants that have failed…

    • italiano bambino

      Lol

    • Contessa Bel Raven

      Must be why it needs to be dipped. First time I’ve seen cornbread with a dip

      • Trippinhhard

        I never seen that shit in my life and I’m a very good cook.. That’s a heart attack waiting to happen.. It looks like clarified butter, just those crumbs shows me she’s very a nasty bitch.. I would knock the shit out of an adult eating like that at my table.. She’s too nasty and take your mother and nasty noisy ass aunts and move along.. This is going to be a money pit for them, but they could use the losses on their taxes to help lower her tax bill every month.. I pay my taxes quarterly, so it doesn’t hit me in the face at the end of the year..Every since I saw that weave hair on the kitchen counter, I said nasty ass heifer and flying hair in the kitchen is not a good thing to do..

        • the underground train

          Preach!

          • Trippinhhard

            lol

        • Contessa Bel Raven

          lol I am getting the impression that Kandi isn’t your fav HW 😉

          • Trippinhhard

            i talk about all of them, but I started to really dislike Kandi when she allowed her mother to disrespect Todd’s mother and his dead daddy.. Joyceless said the word in the street says Sharon was a prostitue and his daddy was a pimp..
            His father is dead and word on the street says she’s always dating the wrong type of men, but she expect Kandi to support her. That man she was dating messed up Kandi old house she gave to Joyceless.. She is one nasty old woman

          • SMDRN66

            I’m totally with you on that one. I went from liking Kandi the most to hating her the most. Basically, it was okay for her vile pig mother to spread rumors that Todd’s parents were criminals, since prostitution is illegal. And she blew it off like it was nothing and that Todd shouldn’t be upset about it. She didn’t like the rumor that she wanted to drug and rape Porsha. But it was okay to defame others as long as it wasn’t on her.

          • Trippinhhard

            Yes yes and hell yes, Kandi is sneaky and she knew apollo bitch was coming to that sorry ass cheap looking restaurant of theirs. Don’t like joyceless and d never have N I didn’t like Kandi I tried to give her a chance but when she was crying over kims ass. I laughed my ass off. Nene tried to tell her Kim is a user.

    • Aussie_Tea

      That’s what I thought when I saw the photo! I know nothing about Southern food but a little about food in general and that bread thing she’s holding looks like dry and completely unappetizing. And what’s the swamp water in the bowl to dip it into? And if those old hags have anything to do with the food it’s cooked with distain not love!!!

  • Susie Whats Her Name

    Are those yellow chairs plastic like outdoor furniture? Cheap looking.

  • Cassandra Dreme

    This story is misleading. It was a contractor that didn’t pay a subcontractor. Not necessarily Kandi.

    • Trippinhhard

      That happens all the time you’re building something, unless you tell them you don’t want no subcontractors working on your project..

    • SMDRN66

      Not really. Kandi is being sued because a carpenter didn’t get paid for the work done on her restaurant. He was given bad checks from their contractor. The contractor is responsible for hiring the workers to complete all stages of the project. Kandi gives the contractor money, and the contractor pays them. Kandi swears she paid the contractor. But when you are the one out the money, you don’t give a shit what pocket it comes from. You just want your money. Because the work was done on the building of the business, he was able to put a lien on it. Kandi and Todd always seem to hire shady people, probably the cheapest bids, and always have a problem with everything they do.

      • Cassandra Dreme

        I’ve been a contract administrator in construction for 15 yrs. I understand the situation. Yes her property is being liened and that’s the proper way for a subcontractor to get their money.

  • jpinphx

    Why can’t Kandi hire people that are honest and have integrity or better yet, know what they are doing? This also is headed for a shutdown.

  • Disraeli99

    At least her restaurant is still open – good old boy JD Gentry from Southern Charm is a real deadbeat, getting evicted for nonpayment from his restaurant and sued. Always thought he was a sleazeball.

  • Sugar in my tank

    The architect wrote a bad check and the carpenter accepted it but is suing the Tuckers so presumably they are all named in the lawsuit..

    • SMDRN66

      What do you mean by the carpenter ‘accepted’ the bad check? Of course he took the check. He didn’t know it was a bad check until trying to cash it. He didn’t get his money from the contractor, so he’s going up the ladder to the owners. That’s what you do when you do work for a person/business and don’t get paid. For as rich as Kandi is, she’s not very business savvy. For that little amount, she should have paid him off and then went after the contractor who was supposed to pay him with the money Kandi gave him. Then there would be no lien on the business.

      • Sugar in my tank

        Sooooo, let me get this right, Kandi is a multi-millionaire for well over 15 years with multiple businesses under her belt and in your opinion she is “not very business savvy”… Well, I do not agree…Furthermore if you actually “read” what I said, you would’ve read “presumably they are all named” in the lawsuit..

  • Sandra Oh

    It’s Fakedra’s fault lol

    • chacha1

      LOL

  • MidwestMiddie

    I still remember the photo of Kandi in her kitchen holding her infant son. The kitchen was
    a disgusting mess from the filthy counter tops with open food bags and electric hair appliances to the sticky looking filthy floor. The woman is a pig.
    There is NO WAY I’d ever eat at a restaurant owned by Kandi.

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  • Ronnie

    This visual won’t leave my head. They are having an emergency family meeting. Todd and Ace are both in their high chairs. Miss Don Juan is fetching coffee, pausing every now and then to let out a “Hmm hmm,” while fixing his mouth and rolling his eyes.” Kandi recounts the slew of problems and without missing a beat, aged pitbull Aunt Bertha goes, “I don’t care about any of that! Where’s ma money?”

  • Karma

    If it’s true that they haven’t paid for services rendered yes they should be sued when I built my house I got ripped off by two builders and 3 tradesman so this is something close to my heart if you’re going to get something done or fix something and you employ somebody you must pay them I don’t know whether kandi and Todd know that their accountant was writing bad checks that would be another issue I don’t know what the legal system is is like in America but if kandi was told that the carpenter was paid in full maybe she should Sue her accountant

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