Atlanta lawsuit pivots on definition of 'bakery-deli'

ATLANTA In another dispute over a restaurant segment's legal definition, a franchisee of Atlanta Bread Co. has sued the bakery-cafe chain's franchisor for wrongful termination of his agreement to operate five units, according to published reports.

The franchisee, Sean Lupton-Smith, is seeking $12 million in damages from Atlanta Bread Co. International Inc. here. He alleges that the company had no right to disenfranchise him for opening an Atlanta unit of Raving

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