There are very few people who don’t feel the effects of the economic downturn over the past few years, but one might think that the owner of a popular pizza franchise would be able to weather the storm. 9News.com reports that, in an attepmt to do just that, PJCOMN Acquisitions, Inc, the owner of 72 Papa John’s Pizza franchises in Colorado and Minnesota, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, which owns 40 Colorado Papa John’s locations, has had its assets frozen by court order, including an employee payroll account. The employees are hopeful for an order that the company’s Miami-based attorney expects to come at any time allowing the company to pay them. In addition to the bankruptcy filing, PJCOMN is facing litigation from many of their drivers over issues of wages, and has filed suit against Papa John’s International. Papa John’s International has called this suit frivolous.
Bankruptcy proceedings can become extremely complicated; if you are considering bankruptcy, you need the counsel of a Colorado bankruptcy attorney. In the past few years, a large number of companies have filed for bankruptcy in order to reorganize, and in hopes of saving their businesses. Some people may have a perception that filing for bankruptcy is what a company does as they go out of business, but in fact many businesses are successful at using Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a tool for keeping their doors open. In the case of a company that owns a number of locations of a business, bankruptcy can help to at least keep some locations open.
If you are considering bankruptcy for your business, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced Colorado bankruptcy lawyer. Brian Daniel is a bankruptcy lawyer who has worked with many Front Range businesses and individuals, and can help you understand the process as you work through it. For more information, and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Brian at (303)951-0233. Brian can be there to help your business during these tough times.