Soul Legend Gladys Knight Is Placing A Lawsuit On Son To Remove Her Name From Their Famous Chicken And Waffles Franchise
|A Soul Legend Gladys Knight Is Placing A Lawsuit On Son |
To Remove Her Name From Their Famous Chicken And Waffles Franchise
Knight, 72, wants her son, Shanga Hankerson, to remove her name from the chicken and waffles franchise.
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The Empress of Soul now wants nothing to do with the family business, which she co-signed in 1999, and wants her name axed from signs and promotions for the restaurant.
The move was formalized July 21, but the business, through its receiver, has continued to use her name, likeness and memorabilia, it states.
A state Department of Revenue investigator declined comment on the lawsuit, but said that the agency is pleased that the remaining restaurants are in business.
|Gladys Knight Chicken And Waffles|
The suit describes the restaurants as “an important tribute to Knight’s storied career,” and complains that they are being run poorly.
“They often have insufficient food to serve patrons and a number of menu items are often unavailable.
They keep irregular hours, often opening late and closing early. They have fewer employees than normal and are operated in a disorderly manner,” the suit states.