BUFFALO, NY - The bankrupt operator of four western New York IHOP restaurantshas bought more time to resolve tax bills with state and federalofficials.
Bankruptcy Court Judge Carl Bucki gave owners of PancakePartners LLC two weeks to resolve the matter.
The company owes more than $53,000 in state sales tax revenuesto the state Department of Taxation and Finance. They filed forbankruptcy in 2009.
In addition the Internal Revenue Service filed claims thecompany owes about $439,000 in withholding and Social Securitytaxes.
Pancake Partners LLC operates IHOPs in North Buffalo,Cheektowaga and Orchard Park, plus one in Rochester. Therestaurants remain open for business. Another area IHOP, on MapleRoad in Amherst, is not owned by Pancake Partners and is not partof the case.
The four restaurants risk shutting their doors if an agreementcannot be reached with the state and IRS.
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