Two Famous Anthony’s restaurants file Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 2021 hepatitis A outbreak

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Famous Anthony’s has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy at two of its locations.

The restaurants at Oak Grove Plaza and on Williamson Road are included.

These are the same restaurants involved in a hepatitis A outbreak that started with an employee at the restaurant who worked at more than one location.

Anthony Goldstein, a Roanoke bankruptcy attorney, released the following statement:

“Famous Anthony’s has had the privilege of serving this community for over 35 years. This unforeseen hepatitis A exposure at two of our restaurants has impacted many in our close knit community including many loyal customers, employees and their families. In an effort to provide adequate compensation for those affected by the exposure and to preserve the jobs of the dedicated Famous Anthony’s team members, Famous Anthony’s at Oak Grove Plaza and Williamson Road have each filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions with the bankruptcy court for the Western District of Virginia. This allows restaurants to operate as usual while also giving them an opportunity to reorganize their business and meet their obligations. Business generated over this time will enhance the outcome of these goals. As always, Famous Anthony’s appreciates the support of their staff, patrons and the community, and hopes to continue serving this community for many years to come.”

Last week, a fourth person was announced to have died from the outbreak. Several more had come down with the illness during the course of the outbreak.

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