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Are You Ready, Atlanta? TikTok Food Reviewer Keith Lee Announces ‘Redemption’ Return To A-Town

Lee will return to Atlanta after his controversial stop in the city last year—and he's bringing security.

Atlanta restaurateurs, now is your second chance to have your food reviewed by Keith Lee. The TikToker announced his return to the Southern city after a controversial first run. However, Lee shared that new rules will be applied to his upcoming stop at the Georgia capital.

In a TikTok posted on March 30, the influencer explained that his “Redemption Food Tour” will better promote local and diverse restaurants in the area.

@keith_lee125 Familee Redemption Food Tour Talk 💕 would you try it ? 💕 #foodcritic ♬ original sound – Keith Lee

“Family, we’re going to do a redemption tour,” shared the content creator. “And we discussed as a family that it would only be right to do a redemption tour because the states we visited this year were different rules, categories, and structures. So, just to be fair, we’re going to start at the bottom of the list. Atlanta, we’re coming back.”

Lee first visited popular Atlanta food spots such as Milk & Honey and Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang in October 2023. His unfavorable interactions at both places led to an outcry on social media about customer service at Black-owned businesses.

Both restaurants, including the one owned by former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Burruss, responded to the negative reviews. The owners of Milk & Honey used the moment to undermine Lee’s impact, posting a video jokingly asking who Keith Lee was. They later apologized.

Considering the backlash from last year, Lee emphasized the importance of protecting his family in case any madness ensues.

“We come in peace. With that being said, we will be protected. It’s people with us who are legal and licensed,” said the father and husband. “We don’t want to have to use them, but we will. My family is going home safe, and I mean it with every bone in my body.”

Lee clarified that this tour would be a “completely fresh slate,” meaning they would visit all the new restaurants. His more than 16 million followers will vote on some of the “mom-and-pop” spots on the list.

Lee did not disclose when he will set foot back in Atlanta.

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