Benihana Inc. Announces Summary Judgment Related to Pending Litigation By Former Haru Minority Shareholders Has Been Granted in All Material Aspects

Benihana Inc. Announces Summary Judgment Related to Pending Litigation By Former Haru Minority Shareholders Has Been Granted in All Material Aspects

MIAMI (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ: BNHNA; BNHN), operator of the nation's largest chain of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, today announced that its motion for summary judgment in the pending litigation against it brought by the former minority shareholders of the Company's Haru operating segment has been granted in all material respects.

In 2005, the minority shareholders exercised a put to sell their 20% interest in Haru to the Company at a price to be determined in accordance with a contractual formula. Under a decision issued by Judge Buchwald of the United Stated District Court for the Southern District of New York on March 5, 2010, the price required to be paid by the Company. for the acquisition of the 20% interest would be approximately the same $3.7 million originally calculated by the Company. Judge Buchwald's decision will become final on April 6, 2010 unless the plaintiff's file an appeal prior to such date.

Darwin C. Dornbush, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, "We are gratified with the court's decision and look forward to putting this long running dispute behind us."

About Benihana

Benihana Inc. (Nasdaq: BNHNA - News) (Nasdaq: BNHN - News) operates 98 restaurants nationwide, including 64 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, nine Haru sushi restaurants, and 25 RA Sushi Bar restaurants. Under development is one Benihana teppanyaki restaurant. In addition, 23 franchised Benihana teppanyaki restaurants are operating in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

SOURCE: Benihana Inc.

###

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

Pronto Insurance
As a franchise owner with Pronto Insurance, you can capitalize on the incredible demand for our insurance products as you build a fulfilling life for...
Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Since 1941 Dickey's Barbecue Pit® has been treating customers to great tasting barbecue and has become a restaurant icon in the process! Now you can...
Saladworks
Saladworks leads the exploding fast-casual salad space, with nine consecutive quarters of positive same-store sales growth through 2017. America's...
Firehouse Subs
We are currently looking for hard-working, dedicated people to become Area Representatives in markets throughout the United States.
One Cannabis
Get A Piece Of The Booming Cannabis Market Without Headaches.
Share This Page

Subscribe to Franchising Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.