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Why Guy Fieri Was Sued By His Business Partner Over Johnny Garlic's
By BOSHIKA GUPTA
Celebrity chef and bestselling author Guy Fieri owned his first restaurant at 28, when he partnered with entrepreneur Steve Gruber to set up Johnny Garlic's — a venture that inspired many more restaurants. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when Fieri decided to shut down Johnny Garlic’s.
Fieri wanted to shut down the company and tried closing down all operations, including their restaurant, but Gruber objected and sued Fieri for this decision. The company’s CFO Amy Witt said in a statement, “Guy Fieri filed to dissolve the company and Steve Gruber filed a petition to stop the dissolution.”
A spokesperson for Fieri said that he “has chosen to separate from the company and its restaurants,” while Gruber bought all the remaining stakes. In 2018, however, Johnny Garlic’s closed its doors, and Gruber eventually shut down all the restaurants in the company on account of the "cost of doing business."