Christophe's To Go is shuttering its brick-and-mortar locations and will attempt to push ahead with a bolstered online presence. The company, which offers chef-prepared meals that diners can finish cooking at home, announced Tuesday "Christophe and his management team has made the very difficult decision to close all the Christophe's To Go stores," effective this Wednesday. Christophe's "could not maintain enough sales to make the model viable."
Going forward, the company will continue catering and is considering a move into the wholesale market. Christophe's will launch twice-weekly home delivery next month across much of the northern metro area, allowing customers to order ahead online and have their meals dropped off the next day. "Our web programmers are working hard to revamp our website to allow for home delivery and we expect to have the service online in early November." Christophe's still needs to "figure out how to move all existing points and gift card balances to our new platform," but says gift cards and rewards points will not be lost.
Christophe's To Go is shutting down four stores located in Johns Creek, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, and Dunwoody. Chef Christophe Le Metayer, who previously cooked at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, partnered with two entrepreneurs to start the business in 2012.