Freddie Mitchell at Brothers' Bar-B-Q in Lakeland, FL | Image via
A judge in Florida just ruled that The People's Champ had to turn over the keys to the barbecue restaurant in Lakeland, FL for which he had signed a lease-to-purchase agreement in 2008.
The restaurant, Brother's Bar-B-Q, was a Lakeland landmark, one that Mitchell had patronized since he was a kid. Mitchell bought the restaurant after moving back to Lakeland in 2008 with hopes of giving back to the community and sponsoring youth athletic teams, in addition to making delicious barbecue.
Freddie Mitchell on the roof of Brothers' Bar-B-Q in 2008 | Image via
Unfortunately, like so often in the restaurant business, it did not work out.
We wish Fred-Ex well with whatever is next.
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