Memphis restaurants band together to raise money for Cozy Corner

Memphis restaurants band together to raise money for Cozy Corner

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It was a sad sight when the historic Cozy Corner restaurant caught fire last month.

Some say that when the restaurant caught fire, customers didn't want to leave the building until they had finished their lunch.

"I thought it was an awesome restaurant," said Cozy Corner customer Joey Thibeault. "People were so friendly, and I was sad to see, hear, that it had fire damage."

Thibeault, or "T-Bo," started a special Facebook page to help raise funds for Cozy Corner. He says restaurants along Brookhaven Circle are also planning a fundraiser to help the beloved establishment.

On February 23, chefs from Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog & Hominy, and Porcellion's Craft Butcher will cook barbecue and other foods for a $150 fundraiser. Proceeds will go towards helping Cozy Corner with costs that are not covered by insurance.

"And so I thought just doing what Memphians do best is helping each other," said T-Bo.

It's mind-blowing, mind-boggling. We certainly appreciate all the help that anyone is willing to give to help us get back open because we are really anxious to get back open again," said Cozy Corner manager Val Bradley.

Employees at Cozy Corner are overjoyed at the news. Customers like T-Bo say they can't wait for the restaurant to open again.

"Shooting for three to six months, hopefully within that period of time," added Bradley.

To find out more about the fundraiser and get tickets, email

To donate funds to Cozy Corner,


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