The latter was closed in 2015, but Garces owed money on the lease. of East Luzerne Street, in lower North Philadelphia, which has been providing food to Garces since he opened Amada in 2005.
The firm, owned by the family of original investor Jim Sorkin, says Garces owes it 8,000 for food provided to six of his restaurants.
This week, the firm of food vendor Jim Sorkin, one of those original backers, sued Garces and seven of his enterprises, saying the restaurateur had stiffed the company for 8,000 in unpaid bills for food.
The suit is part of a rash of litigation brought against Garces since last fall, charging him with shorting food suppliers on their bills, a Center City landlord for rent, and investors for unfulfilled promises of cash to be generated by his restaurants.
Moreover, they say, Garces — without notifying them — took out a million line of credit from M&T Bank to pay off debt and open new businesses, putting his restaurants up as collateral.
In the end, they say, Garces was hitting them up for more money with no real intention of paying it back.
When Garces moved to New York City, opening an Amada there in 2016, the Spinners say, they invested 0,000 for a promised 20 percent return.
They claim, though, that Garces eventually ended the cash distributions.His “wrongful actions,” they claim, amount to “a massive, self-interested and continuing fraud -– in substance and operation a Ponzi scheme – at the expense of his investors.” Garces declined to grant an interview for this story. Del Bello Jr., his lawyer in the Spinner case, dismissed the lawsuit as an action of a “disgruntled investor who is unhappy with the performance of certain investments, which happens in the restaurant industry.” “They participated in some winning and some losing restaurants,” Del Bello said.“The investors understand the way the operations were run. Abrogi Foods, seeking ,000; First Choices Food Distributors, on Essington Avenue in South Philadelphia, seeking ,000; and Farm Art, of Folcroft in Delaware County, seeking ,000.Ob in der Schule oder an der Uni, mit Linguee verbesserst du deine Englischkenntnisse mit Leichtigkeit.Dank Linguees Beispielstzen und Ausspracheaufnahmen schreibst und sprichst du Englisch fast wie ein Muttersprachler.He’s a cookbook author and a TV personality, an Iron Chef and an honoree of the James Beard Foundation.