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Sizzler

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Sizzler sues the SBA to get access to PPP funds

The steak-and-salad bar chain, which emerged from bankruptcy in January, argues that the agency is improperly putting a hold on its Paycheck Protection Program application.

Financing

For Sizzler, the pandemic proved too much to handle

The steakhouse chain and its popular salad bar declared bankruptcy to renegotiate leases, but its challenges run deeper, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company blamed coronavirus for the filing and said it needs to renegotiate leases and cut back on debt.

The 130-unit chain said he left to pursue other opportunities, and no successor has been named.

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