This is the second time in a week that a fast food chain has gone under in the US.
This time, it came in the wake of the murder of an innocent man by a former employee who was later charged with murder.
This time around, the victim, Robert E. Lee, was killed in April, while he was visiting his mother in South Carolina.
The fast food giant, Jimmy John’s, had said it would be hiring more than 4,000 workers, including 1,000 in Florida, as it prepared to open a new location in Miami.
But the fast food company was forced to halt its plans in Florida after the state attorney general, Pam Bondi, charged that the company did not do enough to investigate its employees.
Bondi said in a letter to the company on Friday that Jimmy Johns, which employs 2,500 in the state, “has failed to provide adequate training, oversight and monitoring for its franchisees, franchisees-employees and franchisors.”
The letter said the company had failed to follow procedures to prevent employees from using the franchise system for personal use, including allowing them to keep a driver’s license.
Jimmy John’s has been under scrutiny since it came under fire in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
The company was also embroiled in a lawsuit filed by an employee who said she was denied access to the franchise because she is Black.
Bondsi has said she plans to investigate the company’s practices.
In addition to Jimmy John, the companies other two locations were the McDonald’s in Houston and the Burger King in New York.
(Reporting by Kevin Murphy; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)