PITTSBURGH – A California corporation is seeking a restraining order and injunction to close a Pittsburgh restaurant over allegations of health and sanitation issues.
Qdoba Restaurant Corp. filed a complaint on Feb. 28 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Brooks Hospitality LLC, Chad Brooks and Sarah Brooks alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff and Brooks Hospitality entered into a Qdoba Mexican Grill franchise agreement in October 2012. The suit states in November 2017, the defendants' restaurant was inspected by the Allegheny County Health Department, which found violations in pest management, cleaning and sanitation. The plaintiff alleges the issues were not resolved and the plaintiff terminated the franchise agreement Feb. 27.
The plaintiff holds Brooks Hospitality LLC, Chad Brooks and Sarah Brooks responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their contractual agreement and obligation by failing to operate the franchise with the highest degree of sanitation, repair and condition and that making sure that it complies with all federal laws.
The plaintiff seeks a temporary restraining order, injunction against the defendants, court costs and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Ronald A. Giller of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP in Pittsburgh.
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County case number GD-18-002845