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Upper Crust in Danger of Going Under

The financially and legally troubled Boston-based pizza chain has shut some locations, including its South End location, and its future remains uncertain.

The locally owned pizza chain Upper Crust needs a cash infusion of a least a hundred thousand dollars to keep its doors open, or it could close forever, according to the Boston Globe

Upper Crust declared bankruptcy last month and is also in the midst of a scandal  to its workers in back wages, according to the US Department of Labor. A separate investigation into the company in 2009 found the company had also violated several labor laws and owed employees $425,000.

At a hearing in US Bankruptcy Court Tuesday, the trustee, Mark G. DeGiacomo, said the company needed $120,000 to keep the doors open, according to the Globe. However, that cash did not come through.

The chain has rapidly shut down 10 out of its 16 area locations, including the branch in the South End, although it is currently routing orders through its Beacon Hill location. The business may have to shut down completely if no cash infusion is received, according to the Globe. 

DJ Gary November 14, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Good, after what they did to their employees they don't deserve to be in business and people should not be patronizing any remaining locations. Shame on them for their bad behavior and greed!
j k01 November 14, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Too bad. Their thin crust pizza was the best in the South End, IMHO.

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