New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Rupari Holding Corp.

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Rupari Holding Corp. and Rupari Food Services, Inc., two affiliates of Rupari Foods, a distributor of uncooked and ready-to-eat BBQ meat, have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 17-10793).  A First Day Declaration has not yet been filed, but it was reported yesterday that the Debtors had reached an agreement with Carl Buddig and Company for a sale of substantially all of the Debtors’ assets, to be effectuated through the Debtors’ cases.  Rupari Food Services, Inc. has also filed a complaint and begun an adversary proceeding against Roma Dining, LLC And Romacorp., Inc., alleging that the Roma defendants have attempted to unlawfully terminate the licensing agreement that allows Rupari exclusive distribution rights to “Tony Roma” branded-pork products in certain defined territories.  The cases have been assigned to the Honorable Kevin J. Carey.  Donlin, Recano & Co. is the proposed claims agent.

Contact Norman L. Pernick and Nicholas J. Brannick for more information.

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