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Where was the first Po' Folks restaurant opened?

What happened to Po' Folks?

  • In 1988, Po' Folks filed for bankruptcy. As a result, the Po' Folks restaurants were sold, and the remaining assets continued to operate as DavCo. To date, seven PoFolks operate in the Southeast, all but one of which are owned by Peter Sostheim in the Panhandle of Florida and Enterprise, Alabama, and one in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Where did the name Po' Folks come from?

  • The restaurant's name was inspired by the 1961 country music hit Po' Folks by artist Bill Anderson. Entrepreneurs Richard Pratt and Richard King became franchisees of the budding chain in 1978 when they opened in Chamblee.

Is Folks restaurant in Tucker still closed?

  • The Tucker restaurant, located near the intersection of Northlake Parkway and LaVista Road, still displays a sign indicating that it's only temporarily closed, despite sources telling ToNeTo Atlanta that the property Folks occupies is already being marketed.

image-Where was the first Po' Folks restaurant opened?
image-Where was the first Po' Folks restaurant opened?
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