Gladys Knight Restaurants Raided By Authorities

Published: Tuesday 21st Jun 2016 by David

Three restaurants owned by the performer Gladys Knight have been raided by Georgia authorities today.

How and why her thriving businesses have come under legal fire?

Details below…

The Empress of Soul launched a chain of Chicken and Waffles restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia after deciding to expand her empire beyond music to become a restauranteur.

Celebrated during an episode of the hit series ‘Man v. Food’, the success story behind these chains has now been slapped by a shocking twist this morning.

For, as customers dined on what their menus have to offer, they were ordered to evacuate their respective areas because they were being raided by agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue.


WSBTV reports:

Gladys Knight’s son, who runs the operation, is at the centre of an investigation involving $1 million.

Files, computers and other contents were removed from safes in the restaurants once customers were escorted away from the scene.

It’s important to note that the 72-year-old Knight is not involved in the investigation, and that she is expected to reopen all three chains on Thursday.

Keep it locked on TGJ for more on this developing story.

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  1. Chaka Yonce June 21, 2016

    Wow! Her son should be ashamed of himself for pulling his mom into this mess. Anyway I look forward to dining there when I’m in the A.

    • RICHIE_RICH June 21, 2016

      Doll, don’t waste you’re time the food is awful!!!!!

    • FC/JC June 21, 2016

      Dont listen to that fool ^^^, The food is great comfort food, Its the wait line to get into the place that you should worry about….

      • Christina Aguilera June 21, 2016

        I need a patti Pie.!!! Lol

  2. Miss Thang June 21, 2016

    It always makes me mad when the greedy kids of successful people tarnish their brands. I would have been hot if they made me leave the spot as I enjoyed my deep fried salad and sautéed celery sticks.

    • HailBeysus June 21, 2016

      Damn deep fried salad!?!?!? Might as well just ask for the clogged arties combo lmao! Anyway I’m here for it! I’m allergic to healthy anyteaway!!
      Do they really serve deep fried salad there?

      • Miss Thang June 21, 2016

        Yes girl, deep fried salad is a great vegan alternative to chicken. As a vegetarian I can’t eat chicken so I have mine with a side order of fried egg. It’s divine.

    • HailBeysus June 21, 2016

      @Miss Thang chile! Everything is good deep fried tho. I gotta try deep fried salad now! All this food talk is making me hungry haha.

  3. HailBeysus June 21, 2016

    What is he doing? Embezzling money? MESS!!! I hope this doesn’t effect her business. Shame on her son for this. Smh!

  4. IG : @mixedboy June 21, 2016

    I had no clue they were in Atlanta. I used to go faithfully years ago when there was a location in Maryland!! I’ll be sure to go next time I’m in the A.

  5. #JACKIE June 21, 2016


    • So Gone 4 Monica June 21, 2016

      Laughing because they didn’t make Ciara employHe of the month?

      • #JACKIE June 21, 2016

        No b**** I’m laughing at them using code red CDs as coasters.

      • Cinnamon Girl June 21, 2016

        Ciara’s too busy making millions modeling high fashion clothes. Now if only you can get off the county

  6. Coolness June 21, 2016

    Just shameful on her son’s part -_- His Mama worked hard to build a respectable brand and here is messing around with it. On a lighter note, I can’t believe Gladys is 72! She looks at least 10 years younger! #Blackdontcrack.

  7. Stephy June 21, 2016



    Only thing worth being DEEP FRIED is Ice Cream & Jumbo lemon pepper seasoned Frog Legs.

    • HailBeysus June 21, 2016

      YAS!! @ the deep fried ICE CREAM!!! ? @ the deep fried frog legs lol!

  9. FC/JC June 21, 2016

    Her restaurant slays~! The only ones i knew of were located in Atlanta & Los Angeles, california

  10. MUSICHEAD June 21, 2016

    Sounds like tax fraud. Any business or individual that makes more than 40k per year should always be honest with the IRS. They don’t play! However, I’ve eaten at one of her Atlanta restaurants and loved the food. Will definitely go back again.

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  12. toeknee June 22, 2016

    Looool you both are fuvkin crazyyyyyyyy. Lol @employHe of d month & CD as coasters.

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