Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club has filed a lawsuit against the club’s chef for not fulfilling promises on changing the menu for the grand reopening.
Jay-Z hand selected chef, Mike Shand to oversee the reopening of his Manhattan 40/40 Club, after he served as Jay and Beyonceâ€™s personal chef while on tour.Â Now, the chef has been served papers which charge Shand â€œfailed to perform on significant aspectsâ€ in changing the menu for the barâ€™s $10 million reopening.
The NY Post reports that the lawsuit reads that Jigga, and business partner Juan Perez were unable to deliver promised offerings â€œcosting the club lost profits, loss of good will [and] alienation of clientele.â€Â The suit continues that the 40/40 has been hurt financiallyÂ because â€œthe club has not been able to adequately replace the items and services [the] defendant was paid to provide.â€
Mike Shand did not respond directly, but his lawyer says that the chef is surprised , and not sure why exactly he is being sued, â€œMikeâ€™s a great chef, and it is unclear why 40/40 would contemplate a lawsuit against him.Â Nevertheless, we will respond accordingly when he gets served with the complaint.â€
Back in January, Hovâ€™s 40/40 had reopened, but was promptly shut down again by a Health Inspector just days after the reopening.