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   Investigative Reports | VegSource Interactive, Inc.

Update!
Subway Backs Down

Public Protest Works!

VegSource Staff

March 14, 2001 -- Atom's Vegan Cafe does NOT compete with Subway. It will continue to provide delicious, healthy food choices to the vegan and vegetarian communities, as well as to all who choose to make healthful, organic food part of their lives.

This is the outcome of a settlement in the lawsuits involving Subway, the Vegan Cafe, and their landlord (previous article with full details here).

On March 12, the various parties to the Subway litigation reached a settlement by which the menu of Atom's Juice Cafe in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, will remain unchanged, and John and Dave Chetcuti will continue with their dream of operating their vegan cafe.

The specific terms of the settlement are to remain confidential, and the following statement was approved for release by the parties:

"All parties have made concessions in the compromise of these cases. The parties shall continue to conduct their respective businesses in the manner and form that they are currently operating."

"We're very happy that this is done," said Atom's owner, John Chetcuti. "We want to get back to what we love doing -- making great vegan food for the community -- and we're very happy we can do that." Chetcuti added," We also want to be friends again with all our neighbors. That's really important to us, too, and this settlement makes that possible."


 



 
The word is that this case was settled due to the pressure put on Subway by the many letters and phone calls expressing dismay at their business practices.

In short, your opinion counts. John and Dave Chetcuti as well as VegSource give thanks to all who tried to help -- you did.

Kudos to Subway for their willingness to settle and drop the case.

Unfortunately, John and Dave Chetcuti did not recoup their legal fees.

But you can still help -- by attending their Cash Bash on April 7 at the Scarab Club in Detroit, from 7 PM to 11 PM. All ticket sales and money raised will go to the Atom's Juice Cafe Legal Defense Fund, to help defray litigation costs.

Tickets to the event are $25 at the door or at Atom's Cafe (18 years and over only).

The Cash Bash event will feature the Blue Kings, M.L. Liebler & the Magic Poetry Band, the Bill Long Band, Gerald Collins, Tamara Lehew-Whitty and M.C. Ralph Valdez.

John and Dave Chetcuti invite all to rally around the cause and turn out for an evening of fabulous entertainment.

Get advance tickes by calling Atom's Cafe at (313) 885-0095.

If you're unable to attend, consider sending a donation to:

Atom's Juice Café Legal Defense Fund
345 Fisher Road
Grosse Point, MI 48230

Good job, gang!


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