California’s Seo Soup Kitchener Seeks $30 Million for $100K Suit in Case of Fraud
The former owner of Seo soup kitchen in Los Angeles says she has filed a $30 million suit against a private company she says is responsible for widespread fraud and negligence at the business.
The lawsuit alleges that the company used an unregistered agent to obtain and administer a license to operate a soup kitchen that was then operated by a fake employee, a fake owner, and no real staff.
The owner claims the soup kitchen was run by a “lackluster” employee and that the owner and the company have failed to comply with state and federal food safety laws.
Soo Soup Kitchen owner Maria Gonsalves claims her company, which opened in 1993, was never certified by the California Department of Food and Agriculture as a soup restaurant.
Sao Soup Kitchen’s soup kitchen, which serves up soup and salads, is a major player in California’s booming soup market.
The restaurant’s menu features salads and sandwiches that are popular among hungry diners and is known for its popular, high-calorie dishes.
The restaurant is also known for being popular among those looking for cheap, wholesome food.
In January, The Los Angeles Times reported that there were more than 3,500 complaints of fraudulent pricing in the last two months.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced a criminal investigation in January after it was revealed that the food service business was not certified to provide soup to people under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
The office says it is also investigating the company for its “lax and negligent” inspections and procedures.