Ezell's Food Fight: Who Controls the Bird?

Oprah Loves Ezell's
A quiet battle among the ownership of Ezell's Famous Chicken--the popular Seattle institution that grew to a dozen eateries and planned to go nationwide only to shrink back under heavy debt--has now broken out in open court combat. Namesake founder Ezell Stephens is accused by his corporate board of going rogue and misappropriating his own recipes, while Stephens wants the board to stop using his name and intellectual properties because Ezell's directors "cannot be trusted." The fight pits Stephens and his boyhood pal Lewis Rudd in a struggle to control the business. Read it on Voracious.

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