ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – The company that owns two Famous Anthony’s restaurants in Roanoke has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following an outbreak of hepatitis that left four people dead and dozens more people who contracted the disease.
The outbreak was traced to an employee who worked multiple locations in the restaurant.
The restaurants requiring restructuring are those in Oak Grove Plaza and Williamson Road.
Andy Goldstein, a bankruptcy attorney in Roanoke, released the following statement:
âThe famous Anthony’s has had the privilege of serving this community for over 35 years. This unexpected exposure to hepatitis A at two of our restaurants has affected many members of our close-knit community, including many loyal customers, employees and their families. In an effort to provide adequate compensation to those affected by the exposure and to preserve the jobs of dedicated members of the Famous Anthony team, Famous Anthony’s at Oak Grove Plaza and Williamson Road have each filed voluntary claims under Chapter 11 in the Western District Bankruptcy Court. of Virginia. This allows restaurants to operate as usual while giving them the opportunity to reorganize their business and meet their obligations. The business generated during this period will improve the result of these objectives. As always, Famous Anthony’s appreciates the support of its staff, customers and community, and looks forward to continuing to serve this community for many years to come.
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