News outlets have been reporting the closing of Pig In Pig Out following its seizure from the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Because of the unpaid taxes, the restaurant at 1003 E. 13th St has been forced to close. Signs are now posted on the restaurant’s door from the KDOR. I received multiple messages from readers asking for any type of updates or thoughts on the situation.
While social media is full of business experts who do no wrong and know how to run a business, there’s always more to the story when something like this happens with any business. I’ve had the pleasure of doing some work with owner Derek Cochran and can attest to the type of business he run. It’s always been a people first restaurant. It’s quite interesting to see the wolves come out and attack places, probably the same people who will reach out to restaurant owners who need something donated for their organization, event or charity. The same ones that Pig In Pig Out has likely donated to.
He’s the type of owner who’s done a lot in the community and cared more of the impact than getting pats on the back from the local media like some other popular restaurants who are constantly in the news for their work. He’s given back to the homeless, frontline employees and more over the years.
I had a chance to connect with Cochran and he wanted to pass along a brief statement:
“I have been and continue to work on a resolution for the situation and hope to reopen very soon. In addition, I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support I have received from family, friends, and fans.”
So many of my favorite restaurants have closed over the past couple of years, and I’d hate to see Pig In Pig Out suffer the same fate. Should they reopen, I’ll be sure to pass the news along.
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