Per multiple reports, it looks like Chop Daddy’s will indeed be closing down their Culver City location as of this coming Sunday — and with no plans to open up anywhere else at the moment.
Just months after partnering with the AdVantage team (Adam Fleischman and Lee Weinberg’s restaurant accelerator) to hopefully expand their fast casual barbecue sandwich concept, Jon Swire and Eric Solton are apparently pulling the plug.
Calls to the restaurant confirm that this coming Sunday is indeed the final day of service, with no plans at this time to reopen in a new location. Remember, their Venice address already went under in October, in a move that at the time was billed as a ‘consolidation’ around the Culver City space.
And so it seems that Chop Daddy’s may well be disappearing altogether, despite decent business and a local lunchtime following. The restaurant space itself, which was formerly a different barbecue outfit called Santa Maria BBQ, should be vacated by the end of the month, though there’s no news on what might step in as an eventual replacement.