Cincinnati Chili Eatery Sues Suppliers Over Botched $1.1 Million Business Deal

One of Ohio’s favorite restaurants, Skyline Chili, is suing two suppliers after a failed business operation that has allegedly cost the restaurant more than $1 million.

The business claims that contractor Advanced Ammonia Refrigeration Design Corporation (AARDCO) and subcontractor Cryogenic Equipment & Services Inc. (CES) conducted a deal in 2017 with Skyline where the two companies partook in a construction project for the restaurant — a project that allegedly never became operational.

Skyline claims that it paid the companies $1.1 million for the manufacturing of a spiral freezer system, as well as a building to house the system. However, Skyline says the freezer never worked and it has lost the ability to use the newly constructed building for the freezer.

Skyline is suing for compensatory damages for the freezer, property damage caused by the freezer, loss of the additional building, labor costs and future damages to business operations. Otherwise, Skyline is suing for restitution of what the company has paid, including litigation expenses and attorney fees.

The lawsuit claims that Skyline began paying invoices for supposed work on the project, and ultimately spent $1.1 million. Other than the $1.1 million, Skyline also says it continues to lose profits due to a lack of functionality from the freezer. After the completion of the freezer, Skyline claims there has been a “myriad of ongoing problems,” including insufficient speed, jams and misalignment, excessive frost, lack of stabilization, lack of durability and more defects.

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