Labor troubles at Upper Crust
Reporter Jenn Abelson covered complaints from former employees — and a probe by the US Department of Labor — on employment practices at the pizza chain.
The judge in the Upper Crust pizza bankruptcy case delayed the purchase of four of its stores by an investment firm with ties to the chains founder.
Franchise owners have been ending their relationships with Upper Crust's parent company. (4/12/13)
Judge Henry J. Boroff denied the motion Thursday, saying it was too late for a new bid since the auction of Upper Crusts assets took place Dec. 19. (Globe, 1/3/13)
The Boston-based chain will close permanently unless it gets a cash infusion soon, according to a trustee overseeing its finances.
Boston-based Upper Crust, which defaulted on its loan to TD Bank in late September, said it owes at least $3.4 million to creditors. (Globe, 10/8/12)
The Upper Crust pizza chain was, from the start, favored by foodies – and by scores of illegal workers from one Brazilian village. It was a bond that benefited all, until it suddenly didn't. (Globe, 12/5/10)