While Zesto in Little Five Points was able to survive 2020 amid the pandemic — what was arguably the most difficult year in recent memory for Atlanta’s restaurants — mother nature had its own plans for the iconic restaurant Friday.
Apparently, a massive tree fell on the restaurant, at 377 Moreland Ave., forcing Zesto to close its doors, according to a social media post from the long-standing Little Five Points eatery Friday.
“As hard as the past year has been, it took a giant tree to fall in L5P and knock us out of business,” Zesto posted to its Facebook page.
Reps for Zesto on Saturday were not immediately available to comment when reached by What Now Atlanta, but a report from 11Alive states there were no injuries from the incident.
Zesto has long been a staple in Atlanta’s fast-food scene with a nearly 70-year history of serving its carnival eats — hot dogs and ice cream — to the city. It is the second iconic fast-food eatery this year to close its doors under similar circumstances. Krispy Kreme on Ponce was completely gutted by a fire earlier this year.