MID-CITY (CBSLA.com) — The future of a California soul-food chain remains to be seen after its parent company is officially filing for bankruptcy.
The legendary Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles is known for being frequented by celebrities, including Snoop Dogg and Larry King.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
But new court documents show that of all the money Roscoe’s owes to various companies and people, one of the biggest debts is to Daniel Beasley of Compton.
Beasley is a former employee who sued the restaurant on Pico Boulevard for racial discrimination and won.
“You can’t treat people like that and get away with it constantly,” said Beasley in September.READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
He had accused the restaurant of giving preferential treatment to Latino employees and harassing him for being black.
Although Roscoe’s has filed for Chapter 11, it doesn’t mean the company is going under. Rather, the filing helps it buy time in order to restructure its debts.
Roscoe lovers hope it all gets resolved soon.
“I just wish them all the luck in regards to it,” said Bernie Mendoza.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week
An attorney for Roscoe’s declined to comment Monday evening, while a lawyer for Beasley said the restaurant could have settled the case for less.