It sounds like the closest one to me is/was a welcome addition to DC (haven’t been yet).
Not knowing the intricacies of the lawsuit(s), I couldn’t see myself putting my money behind something like this. My immediate take (which is likely wrong) feels like they might be expanding too quickly and are getting hosed because of bad franchise decisions (whether it’s a strained relationship with the franchisee or the franchisee who is causing employees to bad mouth the parent company).
And that seems like a really douchy move when you read the details. As in the big corporate company wants money to sue the little guys who own an individual franchise of theirs, and a website in which some upset employees badmouthed them? Seems dodgy AF.
That said, the one on H Street is pretty good, Chris, and may be one of the best in actual DC, suburbs aside.