Buffalo Wild Wings Drops Litigation against Florida Franchisee

Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings has agreed to drop a legal dispute initiated by Orlando area businessman Andrew Gross, who formerly owned 10 stores in Central Florida.

Gross and the company dropped claims against each other, according to a stipulation filed Wednesday. Both parties agreed to bear their own legal costs for the suit.

Buffalo Wild Wings bought back Gross’s ten restaurants in October 2014, for $22 million. The company has alleged that Gross was supposed to build 12 stores in Central Florida but fell behind and wasn’t able to finance the final two.

Buffalo also alleged that Gross’s company didn’t properly maintain the restaurants, allowed inventory shortages, and had fewer employees per store than a contract required. Buffalo demanded about $1 million to cover the alleged damages.

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