It’s been just over two months since Flavor Flav launched his flagship Flav’s Fried Chicken (FFC) chain restaurant in Clinton, Iowa … and it’s already having financial issues, according to some of its workers.
According to local news station WQAD, employees from the Clinton location claim that their paychecks from the rapper/reality star’s chicken joint are bouncing.
Employees, Kelly Butler and Kim Kostka, told WQAD that the restaurant’s owner, Nick Cimino, owes them three weeks of pay after banks refused to accept their pay checks.
“My check was only $150 and they couldn’t even cash it,” Butler said, adding that she was turned down at several banks before finally taking her case to Freedom bank, which holds the restaurant’s account.
But, even that didn’t work. Instead, they gave her a letter saying the funds weren’t available, she told the station.
In response, Flav told WQAD that the disgruntled employees were just haters, and that the claims were untrue.
“It’s not true information first of all, and second of all maybe these are people that’s just jealous of me being here and probably want to see me out,” the rapper said.
“Yes, we do have money in our accounts,” he added.
Cimino, however, admitted that FFC was having a issue with the restaurant’s credit cards, calling it a “glitch”, but said the employees claims were attempts at revenge for being fired.
WQAD said that several other employees came forward saying their checks had bounced as well, but didn’t want to be identified.
FFC opened in late January with a grand opening event, in which Flav helped in the kitchen and served up chicken to customers. At the time, he said he hoped to franchise FFC across the nation.
It was unknown if any other locations had been opened as of press time.