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“This is the most disruptive chain of events that has affected our industry that I’ve ever experienced,” says Georgia Restaurant Association president and CEO Karen Bremer, who’s been in the business for three decades.
As early as this fall, Georgians could get a morning Mimosa with their Sunday brunch. The Georgia Restaurant Association is courting support for HB 535, the Georgia Brunch Bill, which would give municipalities the option of permitting restaurants to serve alcohol as early as 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.
ATL Food Chatter: May 10, 2011 (To receive the Chatter and other culinary tidbits directly in your inbox, sign up for our weekly dining newsletter)Karen Bremer, former president of Peasant Group and owner of City Grill and Dailey’s (both of which closed in 2009), has served as the executive director of Atlanta-based Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) since August 2010. Bremer, who is one of the trade association’s founders, has spent her time in office focusing on advocate issues for the 2,500 restaurants represented by the GRA; honing a unified voice for an industry with sales of over $14 billion annually; and working on plans that include a Georgia restaurant history project that may result in the creation of a restaurant museum in Atlanta.