Turkey Leg Hut Files for Bankruptcy Amid Financial, Legal Woes and Controversy

Turkey Leg Hut declares bankruptcy

The Turkey Leg Hut, a popular restaurant in Houston, is facing financial troubles following a judge’s ruling ordering the owner and a former co-owner to pay over $900,000 to a former business partner. This ruling, combined with a fire at the restaurant’s business office and ongoing legal issues, has led to financial difficulties for the establishment.

On Tuesday, March 26, the restaurant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the 127th Judicial District Court in Harris County. With a debt of $2 million in state tax revenue and a lawsuit from former business partner Steve Rogers, the Turkey Leg Hut decided to take this step to reposition the business and put an end to collection efforts.

Since opening in 2016, the Turkey Leg Hut has faced controversy and legal battles, becoming a focal point for discussions on race and gentrification in Houston. Despite these challenges, the restaurant remains a popular spot in the community.

Owner Nakia Holmes is looking to make some changes to help turn things around for the business. A receiver has been appointed to handle the restaurant’s assets and funds to help pay off debts. The strange circumstances surrounding the fire at the business office and ongoing legal issues have taken their toll on the establishment’s finances.

The Turkey Leg Hut plans to continue discussions with financial stakeholders to find ways to reposition itself and move forward from its current financial difficulties.

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