When we tell the story of Fifth Group Restaurants, it looks a lot like the story of Atlanta itself: We’ve been growing, we’ve been changing, and we’ve been lucky to inspire a lot of loyalty in the people who know and love us. We’ve been proud to be a part of the Atlanta story since opening our first South City Kitchen on Crescent Avenue and in every venture we’ve embarked on since.
For the 27 years Fifth Group Restaurants has been in business, it has been our mission to create a special place where our staff comes first, to provide connected hospitality to our guests and to engage with our communities everywhere we do business. There was no way to have a plan regarding how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the world and has had a devastating impact on our very fragile restaurant community. But we know we are a strong company full of hard-working, high-spirited, get-it-done people and we will make it through all of this together.
We continue to provide all eligible employees access to medical benefits during this crisis, but we did make the difficult decision to furlough more than 600 hourly staff. So FGR Family team members need help right now.
We’ve been humbled by the outreach from guests, clients and friends looking to help our company and our staff members. Our servers, bartenders and back-of house-employees are the key to making our restaurants so special. They are the backbone of this company and now is an opportunity to give back to all these special people in their time of need.
To help raise funds for our staff as well as support our company as a whole, we’ve developed four distinct ways you can help us:
Donate directly to the Fifth Group Family Fund: gf.me/u/xryumf
Your direct cash donation via GoFundMe will go toward a fund 100% dedicated to helping our employees put food on their table during this time of need.
Support the Fifth Group Family Fund by bidding on an exclusive experience: BidNow.cbo.io
From a pig roast for 50 at South City Kitchen to wines from the Fifth Group Cellars to an event catered and designed by Bold, you can enjoy a Fifth Group experience like never before with these one-of-a-kind auction items.
Order food to go from South City Kitchen Midtown, La Tavola, El Taco or Alma Buckhead: fifthgroup.com/togo
Starting Friday, 3/27, four of your favorite restaurants will begin offering new family style offerings and your a la carte favorites (including 50% off beer and bottles of wine) from 5 to 8 pm nightly. All gratuity goes to the Fifth Group Family Fund.
Purchase gift cards to use when we reopen: fifthgroup.com/giftcards
Buy gift cards to help Fifth Group weather this storm now and use them when you’re able to joyfully dine in with us again.
Our Atlanta family has been the reason we’ve opened our doors every day, and it’s the reason we’ve closed our doors now. This will all end soon, so we’re looking towards the future when there will be time to gather together to have fun again.
Thank you for your kindness and your loyalty!