The parent company of the infamous Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in LA has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
According to CNBC, the company was hit with a $1.6 million dollar lawsuit from a former employee, Daniel Beasley, after he claimed he was racially discriminated against and wrongfully terminated. Beasley is listed as a creditor in last weeks bankruptcy filing. Beasley claimed that Hispanic workers routinely got poor hours and that racial epithets were the norm. While the company denied all allegations, the courts disagreed and decided in Beasley’s favor.
Roscoe’s has become an LA staple and has been visited by everyone from President Obama to Snoop Dogg and Larry King.