State closes 10 Taco Ticos for unpaid taxes
Published on -3/6/2013, 6:45 AM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The state has closed 10 Taco Tico fast-food restaurants and seized their assets for failure to pay $400,000 in taxes.
The Kansas Department of Revenue closed six of the restaurants Tuesday in Wichita, and one each in Topeka, Derby, Dodge City and Arkansas City.
The state says the restaurants' owner, Ajax International Group, owed $434,939 in state sales taxes from June 2011 through October 2012.
An attorney for the owner of Ajax International told The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/XVRZIX ) the company will try to reopen the restaurants Wednesday. Attorney Bill Zimmerman says the two options are either to get on a payment plan or declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Taco Ticos in Augusta, Newton and El Dorado are not corporate restaurants and remained open.