Jamawn Woods, winner of America's Next Great Restaurant, and founder of three quickly-shuttered Soul Daddy eateries, including one at the Mall of America, is blaming his failure on one of his backers, Chipotle.
Woods told the celebrity rag TMZ ** that the management team provided by Chipotle had no experience with soul food, the root of poor operations.[jump]
Woods hasn't filed any legal action, but apparently claims that the show owes him a year's salary of $46,000 and is supposedly negotiating a settlement.
**We recognize TMZ is not exactly the pinnacle of investigative journalism. This story ran next to "Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth--Vote!" and "Sam Ronson's Mug Shot--Attitude Much?"