Boston Market

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Boston Market is appealing the US Foods default judgment

A federal court in January awarded the distributor $15 million for unpaid bills after saying the rotisserie chicken chain disregarded the litigation.

Financing

The owner of Boston Market has filed for bankruptcy again

Jay Pandya, who declared personal bankruptcy in December only to have it terminated, is again seeking debt protection after his company lost a lawsuit filed by US Foods.

A federal court judge cited the fast-casual chain's "willful disregard" for the litigation in ruling in favor of the giant distributor, which had sued for unpaid bills.

The state’s attorney general cited the struggling company’s failure to timely pay wages or provide accurate payroll records.

A trustee had cited flaws in Jay Pandya’s bankruptcy filing and said he had been unresponsive to requests.

The lawsuit-riddled rotisserie chicken chain will let people become operators of the brand without any franchise fee or other buy-in requirements.

The fast-casual chain appears to have closed at least one-third of its restaurants in 2023, and likely many more as years of decline become a freefall. But how many it has remains a mystery.

The distributor, which has sued the fast-casual chain for unpaid bills, says it was not informed of its owner’s bankruptcy filing until it heard from media reports.

The operator of the struggling rotisserie chicken restaurant chain is also accusing US Foods of overcharging for food and keeping supplies low, leading to substitutions and closures.

The U.S. Department of Labor says it is investigating wage-and-hour complaints against the troubled fast-casual chain.

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