After a Franchisor Files for Bankruptcy
What happens to franchisees when a franchisor goes bankrupt? Bennigan's owners are about to find out. The pub-themed casual dining chain filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 29, meaning it chose to cease operations and liquidate its assets rather than attempt to reorganize under Chapter 11. Bennigan's closed all company-owned locations and announced plans to sell off the assets. The remaining 138 franchisees are still operating, but they face a tough road ahead.
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