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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Legal fight over restaurants continuing

The Waffle House on Peters Creek Parkway has closed as a result of a dispute between the company and a franchisee.

(By Fran Daniel; Winston-Salem Journal) - Bethany Padron knew that something was up last week when she and a friend dropped by the Waffle House off Peters Creek Parkway. It was close to midnight, and nobody was there.

"Waffle House does not close," Pardon said yesterday, noting that the chain's restaurants are typically open 24 hours. "The lights were on, but it was like driving by a sad, empty house. No one was home."

As she and many other customers have learned in recent days, a running dispute between Waffle House Inc. and a franchisee has resulted in the closing of two of the 36 Waffle Houses in North Carolina owned by Gary Fly of Freeway Foods Inc.


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