Thursday, September 03, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY FOODIE SCENE FEARS LEGAL FIGHTING AS GIFT CERTIFICATES TURN TO GARBAGE AMID SPATE OF CLOSED RESTAURANTS!!!
Remember at the outset of the pandemic, cowtown hack foodie writers advised locals to buy gift certificates in order to help struggling restaurants.
Now, a thoughtful reader posed this question to the Missouri Treasurer's Office regarding recently revoked coupons . . .
"Can they, as a closed restaurant, do that? Or would they have to declare bankruptcy to possibly avoid the obligation to refund?"
Fact is the situation is perilous for every local restaurateur . . . HOWEVER, with dozens of local joints closed and the list growing every day. It's unlikely that customers will get their cash back without a fight.
Context from the KC Biz Journal: Nearly 500 KC-metro businesses have permanently closed since March
Sadly, it's hard to believe in American Exceptionalism or anything after the Burger King in Waldo shut down.
Even worse, social media is rampant with stories of local restaurant workers and vendors getting stiffed as well.
Developing . . .