The lawyers of Hirzel Dreyfuss & Dempsey are happy to see CBS evening news in Miami covering the ongoing scandal involving our clients, the franchisee owners of the former Burger & Beer Joint in South Beach. Our clients also are franchisee owners of the locations in Mary Brickell Village, the Dolphin Mall, and in San Juan.
Our clients' South Beach location was forced to shut down after the parent Franchisor entity terminated the franchise agreement due to a gay bar called "The Mix" being allowed to operate after-hours on the second floor of our clients' premises. The parent Franchisor entity informed our clients that the gay bar could negatively impact the B&B brand.
Our clients and our firm strongly oppose such discriminatory tactics and sentiments against the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community from the parent Franchisor entity.