Brennan's truther Doug MacCash reports that Ted Brennan still has plans to open a new Brennan's-like restaurant on Decatur in 2015, despite the fact that Ralph Brennan's big pink revamp is now officially to be known as Brennan's. Ralph Brennan and company gobbled the name up at auction faster than Pac Man entering the kill zone. Along with restoring the name, Ralph and company now also own the logo, social media pages, a boat load of wine and the menu, which Slade Rushing will likely be improving upon when The Big Pink reopens in September.
Meanwhile, there is the question of all the former staff that got screwed when Brennan's shockingly shuttered last summer. Ted Brennan is apparently trying to make it right, having already expressed plans to reopen a restaurant with Brennan's former staff, including chef Lazone Randolph. Sounds like that is still the plan. Here's Ted Brennan's statement on the whole ordeal.
Statement released by Ted Brennan's daughter Bridget Brennan Tyrrell:
The events that transpired these past two years were very unfortunate and harmfully impacted the lives of so many hardworking people. Brennan's was never for sale. However, with the loyalty of our Executive Chef Lazone Randolph, staff and customers, we look forward to a fresh start at our new Restaurant on Decatur Street, which will be open for business in early 2015. We feel blessed to carry on the legacy of my father, Owen Edward Brennan, Sr., Brennan's founder. My children and I promise to continue the first-class dining experience their grandfather gave to the city of New Orleans, as well as visitors from all around the world.