KFC Ordered to Close by the End of May, What Should Replace the Business?
According to a settlement, the fried chicken restaurant must close by midnight May 31, 2012.
A settlement between KFC Corp. and a franchise owner in the area is shutting the fast food restaurants down.
"In 2010, KFC sued Rao’s Hospitality, Gita Rao and Ganesh Rao Ponneri, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract. KFC said the franchise failed to pay about $175,000 in royalties and advertising fees," according to an Akron Beacon Journal story.
In March, Rao's Hospitality and KFC Corp. received a settlement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the restaurants were ordered to close by May 31, 2012 at midnight.
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Mayor Sara Drew said she was not aware of a closing date for the Stow location. The Cuyahoga Falls KFC already closed weeks ago.
Economic Developer Mike Weddle said the news of the restaurant closing came to him as a surprise.
"I'm always sorry to see a business close, our economic development team will focus on getting something in there," Drew said.
What business would Stow residents like to see replace the KFC when it does eventually close? Tell us in the comments section!