i am beyond devastated hearing the news of all curry house locations closing down. it genuinely feels like a loss – i’ve been going there since i was a kid and always say menchi katsu would be my last meal on earth 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/RemfDQuvQE
Today I found out Curry House USA decided to closed all of their locations, effective immediately, and left all of their employees jobless with absolutely no warning. They went into work yesterday, and were informed today that they were out of the job. 😡
I worked at the curry house in Torrance. We all only found out this morning. Its crazy to go from working the night before to abruptly closing down the next day with no warning. Give some love to everyone from curry house, it has been a really rough day. ❤️
In an interview with Newsweek, 22-year-old Theadore Balaschak shared how he and his fellow employees found out that the restaurant was closing.
“It caught all of us off guard,” Balaschak was quoted as saying. “From what I heard from my co-workers it had to do with the investment firm that bought Curry House last year—one of the people from corporate was talking to our manager and, apparently, he said that in order for them to make a profit off Curry House it would have taken two-and-a-half years to make $1.”
According to Balaschak, the employees were contacted on Monday morning, informing them that they were out of a job.
“It was really tragic seeing that everything was already being thrown away,” the former employee shared. “We were open the night before and yet moving people came at 6 a.m—they knew before any of us did that we were out of a job.”
Formerly owned by House Food America, Curry House was purchased by CH Acquisitions, LLC over a year ago. The same year, Curry House’s management was turned over to Food Management Partners Inc., a restaurant investment firm that was later involved in a fraud lawsuit.
In the case that remains pending, three co-founders and another executive of FMP SA Management Group LLC — reportedly an affiliate of Food Management Partners Inc — were accused of fraud and civil conspiracy, San Antonio Express News reports.
Chicago-based investment group River North Furr’s LLC alleged that executives from an FMP affiliate spent $12 million in business earnings on “exotic cars, boats, homes and foreign travel.”
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