I think I am gonna get fired as an employee at the new, completely disgusting restaurant in Gatlinburg
It’s official: the new Gatlinburger restaurant in the city will not be eating out anymore.
According to a press release from the restaurant’s owners, they are “not going to be dining out anymore” and will be serving food at their new location at the back of the church.
“I’ve been doing this for a year, and I don’t want to be a part of something that is not fun for the employees, and that’s the reality,” the restaurant owner, Steve Gansler, told ABC News.
“And I’ve worked hard to create a place that people can go to, and not have to worry about having to work hard.”
Gansler told ABC affiliate WLTX that he and his family were shocked to hear about the decision, but not surprised.
“We’re just a family, and we’re just trying to do the best we can for our business, and it just wasn’t a good time to be in business,” he said.
Ganslers daughter, Brittany, said that the move is bittersweet.
“It’s really hard, it’s just really sad to see it go,” she said.
“But, it doesn’t mean that we won’t do it, it just means that we have to move on.”
Gang of restaurant owners, owners, and workers have been rallying in support of the GatlinBURGER restaurant since it opened on January 18.
“The only way to get people to come here is to create great food,” Ganslers owner, and the founder of the restaurant, Scott Peltz, told the Charleston Gazette-Mail on January 20.
“If we don’t create great cuisine, if we don’s get good people, and if we can’t get good food people will come to Gatlinville,” he added.
The restaurant opened with a menu featuring dishes from around the world, but it quickly gained fame for its “no frills” burger and fries, as well as the chain’s signature chili fries.
Gatesville residents have been celebrating the restaurant since its opening with an annual “Gatlinburg Burgerfest,” which has grown into an annual tradition.
The Charleston Gazette reported that the restaurant has had some controversy over its use of the Confederate flag.