Donald Trump sues Chef Geoffrey Zakarian over D.C. hotel deal

Days after filing a similar lawsuit against Chef Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup, Donald Trump is suing Chef Geoffrey Zakarian for pulling out of a restaurant deal for Trump’s planned Washington, D.C., luxury hotel, the National Law Journal reports.

The breach-of-contract lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, is estimated to exceed $10 million.

Both restaurateurs backed out of Trump’s hotel project after the real-estate mogul made disparaging comments about Hispanic immigrants in June. 

Andres has since fired back at Trump, calling the legal action against his company “unsurprising and without merit.”


More from our partners