Chicken schnitzel restaurant Seven Hens, a concept launched by Israeli Michael Gurevich in 2012, has closed both of its locations.
The Decatur space at 2140 N. Decatur Road will be replaced by a Korean street food restaurant. The location in Sandy Springs at 6615 Roswell Road will become Poke Bar, a Los Angeles fast-casual seafood concept.
Gurevich declined to comment about the closings.
Seven Hens featured multiple versions of chicken schnitzel, a dish that is popular globally but has yet to catch on in America. Gurevich, who lacked experience in the restaurant business, had hoped the South would embrace schnitzel and enable him to franchise his eatery.
After Gurevich opened his Sandy Springs location in 2015, he told the AJT: “The original schnitzel is not as popular here as it is around the world. I thought this would be a big opportunity to bring something from my own culture here because chicken schnitzel is a staple food item in Israel.”
Seven Hens struggled with freshness and consistent flavors.