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Though Brian Redmond experienced some twists and turns as a server at Old Lady Gang during this season of Kandi & The Gang, his Soul Roll business was on the up-and-up. He even met with Todd Tucker to see if he and Kandi Burruss would be interested in investing in his soul food egg rolls.
At the conclusion of that meeting, Todd said he could start selling Soul Rolls within the next six months. He even already had a location in mind. What it would take would be a 50 percent stake in the company.
Brian told Todd he would consider his offer, but a deal was not reached that day.
As the Kandi & The Gang Season 1 finale came to a close, Brian revealed in an update captured six months later, “I decided to sign with Todd and Kandi for the Soul Roll business, so that restaurant is coming very, very soon to a stomach near you.”
Brian shared more on the status of his business deal during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on May 8. "Oh, yes, we just signed some paperwork, so it will definitely be coming soon," said Brian, who also confirmed on WWHL that he still works at OLG today.
Following praise from Kandi and DonJuan Clark on Twitter about just how good Brian's Soul Rolls looked while being served on the Kandi & The Gang season finale, Andy Cohen couldn’t help but remark on WWHL, “Brian, I gotta try one of those Soul Rolls, by the way.”
“Yes, you do,” Brian replied, before extending an official invitation to the WWHL host. “Come by the house.”
Just because Brian and Kandi are now in business together doesn’t mean he can’t still have a bit of fun with his boss. After Dom'Unique Variety gave Kandi an 8 for her dancing skills (on a scale of 1 to 10), Andy said, “If I recall correctly, Kandi's always saying she's not the greatest dancer. Maybe I got that wrong.”
Chiming in with a playfully shady response, Brian told Andy, “Right. No, you got it right.”
Though Phillip Frempong and Shawndreca Robinson declined to reveal “the most annoying thing about working for Kandi and Todd” during another game on this episode of WWHL, Brian was ready to spill all the tea. “I would say the biggest thing is the fact that they still have not been in the trenches of the industry, so they ask for unrealistic things at times,” he said. “It be like, ‘OK, well, I got 40 tables [laughs].’”
Later in the show, Brian had more to say about working at OLG, telling a member of the virtual audience that he felt like his suspension this season was “an overreaction” and that he didn’t “agree with it.” He also addressed Kandi and Todd’s reaction to his comparing OLG’s decor to a funeral home this season. “No, they didn’t say anything to me about it,” Brian said on WWHL. “But they took it down, so obviously they agreed.”
Working at OLG has changed life dramatically for all of its employees, the Kandi & The Gang cast revealed during the WWHL After Show (clip below) after Andy asked if they were experiencing the kind of instant fame the SURvers went through in the early seasons of Vanderpump Rules. And, yes, that includes even better tips. “Absolutely, they are great!” Dom'Unique confirmed about customers’ gratuities since the show started airing. “Yes, I’m so happy about it.”
Kandi & The Gang is streaming on Peacock and available on the Bravo app.
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