Bravotv.com: What went through your mind when your mom shared her theories about Phaedra?
Kandi Burruss: I was thinking, "Oh God!" Any time my family or team says anything about Phaedra, all of Phaedra's fans get mad at me as if I told them to say it. My family, friends, and team all speak their mind. They don't hold back.
Bravotv.com: What's been the hardest part about trying to open a restaurant?
KB: Everything!!! I've learned a lot during this process. First of all, you have to stay on top of your contractors. If they move slowly and hold up your project, they are stopping your money. When you pay them, you have to make sure they are paying their sub-contractors. If they don't, it comes back on you and you end up paying for the same thing twice. Our contractor wrote someone a bad check and now people are saying we didn't pay someone! I was pissed about that.
Make sure you find out the rules for liquor licenses and other stipulations for your location. Our property is in a historic zone, so there are other rules for parking spaces per square foot of the restaurant. We didn't realize if we expanded the restaurant that we would have to acquire offsite parking. The city will not sign off on your C.O. until you have this done. This was a problem for us... Things are finally coming together, but it's taken a long time to get to this point.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised by all the shade between Kenya and Sheree?
KB: I'm not surprised, but I don't agree with it. I feel like they both have beautiful homes. So what that it's taken them a long time to get it done? As single women building million dollar homes in a great location they should be commended for having a great investment.