One of my favorite restaurants burned last night. I hope they rebuild.
A DeKalb County restaurant that has served up Cuban sandwiches for more than 30 years was heavily damaged Monday by an early-morning fire.
The blaze broke out shortly after midnight at the Havana Sandwich Shop in the 2900 block of Buford Highway, according to DeKalb fire dispatchers.
No injuries were reported. Fire officials have not said what caused the blaze.
Owner Debbie Benedit told WSB-TV that the restaurant was the target of an attempted break-in just last week.
Benedit, her late husband, Eddie, and his father and brothers opened the sandwich shop in 1976. The Benedits came to the United States from Cuba in the early 1960s.