Famous Athens, Ga. Eatery Behind R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People Title to Close

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“Automatic for the people” was the slogan used to describe Dexter Weaver’s Athens, Ga. restaurant Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods, but an official statement on Facebook from Weaver himself has revealed that the famous food stop intends to close its doors permanently in a few weeks.

“Weaver D’s Fine Foods is announcing that we will be closing the restaurant for good 2-3 weeks from today,” the Facebook post read. “The restaurant is for sale along with it’s contents. Come and get your last eat-on here at Weaver D’s, where our food has made us world famous for the last 27 1/2 years! Automatic, Dexter Weaver!”

The restaurant’s motto inspired R.E.M.’s 1992 album Automatic for the People and in 2007 was honored as an American Classic by the James Beard Foundation, a nonprofit foodie organization that recognizes diners, lunch counters and other restaurants that offer “good, down-home food” and “unmatched hospitality.”

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