October 8, 2008 admin

Fifth Group to Open New Mexican Restaurant

Atlanta, GA — The owners of Fifth Group Restaurants have joined forces with Executive Chef Shaun Doty, owner of Shaun’s, to create The Original El Taco in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. With the new restaurant opening October 21st, Doty is developing recipes for creative Mexican fare like tacos, tortas and salsas.

“The Original El Taco will be lively, bright, open, and – most of all – fun,” said Robby Kukler, co-owner of Fifth Group Restaurants. “We have known Shaun for years and when we found out he had been thinking about doing Mexican too, we knew it was a great partnership.” Doty will work with a chef de cuisine at El Taco when the restaurant opens, while remaining executive chef at Shaun’s.

Fifth Group Restaurants is the privately owned company that operates Atlanta restaurants South City Kitchen® Midtown, South City Kitchen Vinings, La Tavola Trattoria and Ecco, as well as Bold American®, a catering and events company.