KerbEdge, the Hull-based better burger concept, is facing a winding up petition from Matthew Clark Bibendum.
The Adam Bryson-led concept, which has three restaurants open, and two residencies Camerons’ Head of Steam pubs, has previously told MCA of plans to reach 10 sites.
Bryson, who opened his first bricks and mortar site in Hull in November 2017, has a further restaurant earmarked for St Stephen’s shopping centre in Hull, and launched a site in Sheffield West One, though this is currently closed for refurbishment six months after opening.
The expansion has been backed by investor Matt Haycox, who told MCA he had put well in excess of £40,000 into the business, but was no longer involved and had never seen a return on his investment.
The petition to wind up Voip Communications International Limited, trading as KerbEdge Restaurants, was made on 27 September, with a hearing due on 24 October.
Haycox previously owned the seven-strong Wildcats lap dance club group, which was placed into administration in 2008 owing creditors an estimated £3m, leading to him being banned by the Insolvency Service from being a director for 12 years in 2010.
Haycox told MCA: “The bottom line is I have never been actively involved in the business [KerbEdge] since day one. I was a silent investor in a business that unfortunately didn’t work out. Such is life, some you win some you lose.”
Bryson and Matthew Clark Bibendum were approached for comment by MCA but did not respond.