DALLAS (CN) – A man who wants to open a Wings N’ Things restaurant in Iraq says the company hasn’t sent him the equipment and supplies he needs though he’s paid it $170,000 and spent another $180,000 getting his restaurant ready.
Brwa Aziz, of Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, already operates an Iraqi franchise for Juice Zone, a Canadian drink chain.
In his complaint in Dallas County Court, Aziz says he’s paid Dallas-based Wings N’ Things of America more than $170,000 for franchise fees and purchase orders, spent another $180,000 on his leased restaurant space in Erbil and is paying $7,000 per month in rent.
Aziz says that in spite of numerous written and verbal confirmations that the supplies are in the Wings N’ Things warehouse and ready to be shipped, he has not received them, nor has he received a refund.
Joining Aziz in the suit is Rawaz Khoshnaw, a member of the Iraqi Mission in New York. They demand damages for fraud, unjust enrichment, theft, conversion, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
They are represented by Sheldon Goldstein with Goldstein Scopellite.