Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles Restaurant Chain Raided by Police
Her son, who runs the business, is at the center of an official investigation
Gladys Knight is in the news today not for yet another comeback, but instead for a police investigation. Her Chicken & Waffles restaurant chain in Atlanta has, according to WSB-TV, been raided by the Georgia Department of Revenue. The legendary singer’s son Shanga Hankerson, who owns the restaurant chain, is under investigation for an unaccounted $1 million.
“It’s our intent to get the business back open,” said James Boyd, a consultant to the chain, in a statement. “The business will go on. I want the public to know both sides.”
Knight herself isn’t included in the investigation, but the restaurants do carry her name. Police have raided and shut down three Chicken & Waffles locations.
Hankerson previously joked that he was “not trying to get a whooping at home” when Chicken & Waffles came under fire earlier this year for scoring low results on a health inspection test. Getting raided by the police certainly seems like a whoop-able offense.
— Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) June 21, 2016