According to a local Fox affiliate in Atlanta, Cynthia Burch didn’t demand cash bribes, but restaurant food from the tavern.
Burch not only wanted free meals, but she also brought in her own pork chops and steaks and demanded that Manuel’s Tavern prepare her meals.
Authorities say Burch threαtened to cause problems for the restaurant if they did not comply with her wishes.
Burch denied the allegations at first but when faced with evidence, she eventually admitted that she’d demanded meals from the restaurant and was fired.
Manuel’s Tavern is a popular restaurant in Atlanta that is also a hub for local politicos. The restaurant’s website describes itself as “a broad cross-section of American culture rubbing elbows at the bar, discussing the news item of the day, arguing the merits of a sports team, or espousing the idea of the century.”
And judging from the tavern’s Friday Facebook update, the restaurant has been having a streak of bad luck:
What a strange bunch of events going on here at Manuel’s….
Our phones are out and have been now for over 24 hours… I am sorry for the inconvenience.. We have been working on it diligently but the failure has the sharpest digital phone minds baffled..
Our cash register system is operating in safe mode as its server computer went down and had a catastrophic failure.. The guys from Retail Data Systems are on the case…
Hopefully things will soon turn around for the historic Atlanta restaurant since they’ll have no more freeby pork chops to cook for Atlanta water inspectors.