The Colonnade, a 93-year-old Southern restaurant institution on Cheshire Bridge Road, offers up its famous fried chicken for a special takeout edition on Mother’s Day. The restaurant continues to remain closed.
A post appeared on the Colonnade’s Facebook page Tuesday morning asking people to weigh in on whether they would partake in a special Mother’s Day fried chicken takeout dinner. The restaurant began taking orders on Tuesday evening for the meal, which is $20 and includes fried chicken, two vegetable sides, and the Colonnade’s popular yeast rolls. Add a slice of coconut icebox pie for an additional $6.
Orders are being taken until 12 p.m. Wednesday afternoon for curbside pickup in the Colonnade’s parking lot on Sunday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. People interested in placing an order must message the restaurant with their phone number via its Facebook page. Contactless payment is taken upon arrival on Sunday.
Take a look at the menu:
Southern fried chicken ( breast, leg, thigh, wing)
Two yeast dinner rolls
Choice of two vegetables
- Baby Limas
- Potato Salad
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Pole Beans
- Collard Greens
- Extra sides cost $4 each
The Colonnade has been closed since March 16 and plans to remain closed until further notice. “The governor is saying that restaurants can open but we won’t just yet. We closed March 16th for the safety of our employees and our customers,” an April 21 Facebook post reads. “Our industry will see changes going forward. I just think it’s too early and want everyone to stay safe. We definitely miss everyone!”
Georgia restaurants that choose to reopen for dine-in service must comply with a set of state-mandated health and safety guidelines through at least May 13, and are currently limited to ten diners per 500 square feet inside the dining room and bar areas through that date. It’s unclear if the governor plans to extend the guideline period on businesses and restaurants beyond May 13.
Stay home if sick. Check the Georgia Department of Public Health website for guidance and twice-daily updates on the latest number of reported COVID-19 cases.