Fire Severely Damages Memphis Restaurant Hog & Hominy
Memphis residents woke up to disheartening news Thursday morning. Popular restaurant, Hog & Hominy suffered significant damage from an overnight fire and will be closed for the immediate future. While flames destroyed much of the building itself, the good news is that the fire broke out in the early hours of the morning while it was closed and empty. No one was hurt from the fire.
Local news reporter Jalyn Souchek posted photos to Twitter of the burned-out shell of a restaurant. The photos paint a grim picture of what could have been, had the fire occurred when the dining room was full of patrons.
Chef owners Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman have issued a statement and shared it with Southern Living:
"Around two o'clock this morning, Hog & Hominy suffered major damage from a fire at the restaurant and has had to close while we assess the damage and what it will take to repair it. We're so thankful that no one was hurt, and all of our guests and staff are safe. Thank you to the Memphis Fire Department for its quick response in putting out the fire. As we work to figure out exactly what happens next, we'll be sending our team to our other restaurants here in town to keep them in the family. Thank you as well to everyone who has shown their support and love for our restaurant. We are beyond grateful for this level of support from our home town. As we have them, we will keep updates coming on social media. We'll get to work soon to get Hog & Hominy back open and better than ever.”
Ticer and Hudman’s Enjoy AM Restaurant Group has dominated the Memphis food scene in recent years. In 2008, the talented duo opened Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and two years later, Hog & Hominy debuted just across the street. Now, the portfolio includes Catherine & Mary, the Gray Canary, and the brand new, Bishop. We are glad to see that those employed at Hog & Hominy will have work through the rebuild.
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Southern Living extends our deepest sympathies to the Hog & Hominy family and we look forward to its triumphant return to serving up wood fired pizzas and delicious small plates in the Bluff City.