Former BIGBANG Member Seungri has more trouble on his hands!
As many already know he used to own Aori Ramen. Following the Burning Sun huge scandal, it was reported that restaurant owners were struggling because everyone stopped visiting the shop.
As a result of the damages they incurred as managers, 26 managers of 15 shops filed a 1.5 billion won (approximately $1.3 million) lawsuit against Seungri, Aori FNB and the current head of the company.
The managers had opened these branches between June 2017 and November 2018, the branches used to make more than 85,000$ in sales each month, however, that amount fell into less than the half in 2019.
The managers publicly state that Seungri promoted the brand with his name and face all over social media and via broadcast. They added,
“Following the revised Fair Transactions in Franchise Business Act, the franchiser should pay compensation for damages to the franchisees regarding the ‘owner risk’ that has occurred.”
They also say that Seungri should take responsibility since he’s directly involved and that the new Aori FNB head should also be held responsible.
One branch manager says that he trusted Seungri completed and paid the franchise fees and royalties that were very expensive in order to open the branch. He adds that Seungri never once apologized for the damages he caused the managers who are only regular people, they make a living with the restaurants, their livelihood depends on it.
Do you think Seungri should be held responsible?