Only a month after opening, Soul Daddy, the winning concept from NBC reality show America’s Next Great Restaurant, has shut its South Street Seaport doors.
Owner/Winner Jamawn Woods released this statement:
The realities of running a restaurant are very difficult, more so with multiple locations in multiple cities. After a careful review of the business model and the performance of the restaurants, we have decided that our best opportunity for Soul Daddy’s success is a more focused operation. We have decided to close our restaurant the South Street Seaport in New York, effective today. While it has certainly been a difficult decision, we believe this is the best approach as we work towards ongoing success for Soul Daddy.
Just how much did Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, Steve Ellis, and Lorena Garcia invest? The Los Angeles location remains open.