There are no specific details as to why, but Channel 2 Action News is reporting that Knight’s son, who runs the operation, is at the center of an investigation involving $1 million. The report says Gladys Knight is not involved in the investigation.
Speaking of Gladys, in a statement, a rep for the “Midnight Train to Georgia” singer says she … “lent her name to her son’s restaurants in the Atlanta area, similar to a celebrity endorsement. Ms. Knight was not involved in any way with the operation of the restaurants and she is sure that her son and his business partners will rectify the situation.”
The bottom line is that all three Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles locations in the metro Atlanta area have been closed, the report stated. The restaurants could reopen as soon as Thursday, possibly under state control, the station reported.
— Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) June 21, 2016
Atlanta police assisted in the raid.