Sucré’s Tariq Hanna has resigned from the company he helped start, reports NOLA.com. Hanna co-founded the sweets company and has helmed the brand for a dozen years; he called it quits yesterday, Wednesday, August 15.
Hanna was well-known for his wild confections, and the shop’s macarons were (and continue to be) a driving force of traffic to Sucré’s locations. In the spring of 2015, the company expanded, opening Salon by Sucré at 622 Conti Street in the French Quarter, a restaurant that debuted with a playful spin on daytime meals brunch, lunch and tea service.
Sucré shops (and adjacent cafes) have made many Eater NOLA best-of lists over the years, including show-stealing desserts, best bakeries and best places to sip cocktails.
Though he is resigning from day-to-day work at Sucré, Hanna will remain a partial owner of the company. Hanna told NOLA.com that his next move wasn’t planned, though he thinks he’ll stay in New Orleans. About resigning, he said: “All I really want to do right now is refuel, recharge my creativity and see what the future brings.”