Flav's Fried Chicken
|Flav's Fried Chicken|
Flav's Fried Chicken Sign
|Food type||Fried chicken, Soul food|
|Street address||916 N Second St|
Flavor Flav partnered with Nick Cimino to open Flav's Fried Chicken in Cimino's hometown of Clinton, Iowa. Flav met Cimino through his brother Peter, who runs Mama Cimino's in Las Vegas. After enjoying the rapper's homemade fried chicken, Peter Cimino began selling chicken wings using Flav's recipe.
Flav said he found potato salad expired during a trip to the restaurant. Cimino and employees denied those claims. Flav said he was pulling his name from FFC, because Cimino “mismanaged” the place and gave Flav a “bad reputation.”
Cimino stated that Flav "came here and didn’t know anything about the restaurant business.” Flav said he was shutting the doors because “Cimino isn’t running the business right,” and employees were not getting paid. Cimino said a mistake happened with a credit card machine and claimed all wages had since been paid, although Cimino has a history of not paying employees.
Cimino said that the restaurant was pulling in enough profit, and the financial situation was not a reason to close. Cimino claimed that Flav didn’t provide cash to the operation. He also alleged a lack of restaurant ownership knowledge, drug use and absenteeism on the part of Flav. Cimino cited other instances, like Flav's allegedly costing the business $14,000 by wanting to change the oil every hour, were reasons to shut down FFC.
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- Fassler, Joe (January 27, 2011). "Flavor Flav vs. KFC: A Dispatch From Flav's Fried Chicken". The Atlantic. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
- Levine, Scott (April 25, 2011). "Flav's Fried Chicken closes". Clinton Herald. Clinton, Iowa. Retrieved March 10, 2012.