| Janet Sparks
| Apr 10 | legal
MISSION VIEJO – After franchisees John and Aziza Georgian successfully operated Sizzler restaurants for nine years, they planned to renew their two franchise agreements and buy more stores. Little did they know at the time, as the last remaining African-American franchise owners in the system, they would later claim racial discrimination against the franchisor when renewing their agreements.
The complaint, filed by Justin M Klein of Marks & Klein and Jonathan P. Hersey of Slater Hersey & Lieberman in Superior Court, Los Angeles County on December 20, 2012, details the two decades their clients struggled to become successful business owners in America. Prior to purchasing their Sizzler franchises, Ohannes (John) and Aziza Georgian endured many hardships. Aziza was born in...