Boston Market


Boston Market's collapse leaves creditors fighting over assets

One of the chain’s bankers is pushing back against US Foods’ efforts to garnish its accounts after the distributor won a judgment earlier this year. The reasoning? It has too many garnishment requests.


They left their jobs at Boston Market. Then the real problems started

Longtime former employees exited the company as stores closed or paychecks stopped showing. But they’ve since been hit with surprise medical bills, and they’ve found themselves unable to file taxes or collect unemployment benefits.

The owner of the rotisserie chicken chain also had his second bankruptcy filing terminated over technical issues, and this time is banned from filing another one.

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

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.

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