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All Giordano’s now using approved pizza ingredients, court trustee says

Giordano’s deep dish pizza. | File photo

Giordano’s deep dish pizza. | File photo

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Updated: November 2, 2011 6:54PM

The bankruptcy trustee for Giordano’s says all of the chain’s Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza restaurants are again using its proprietary products.

Bankruptcy trustee Philip Martino had filed complaints in court against some Giordano’s franchisees for failing to buy ingredients from approved suppliers. Martino said Wednesday that all Giordano’s restaurants are now buying the approved products and customers should know the pizza “will continue to be of the highest quality.”

Martino said there are still some unresolved disputes with franchisees but that he expects those differences would be settled over the next month.

Giordano’s, founded in Chicago in 1974, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February and has continued to operate with court approval by using a bankruptcy loan to pay employees and vendors.


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