Young and Hungry

Five Subways and Four Other Fast Food Restaurants Closed For Unpaid Taxes

The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue shut down five Subway shops, a Dunkin' Donuts, KFCTaco Bell, and Pizza Hut today after the owner of the businesses, Yasmin Parveen, failed to pay the city close to $500,000 in sales taxes.

The tax office revoked the businesses' sales and use tax certificates (prohibiting them from selling food and beverages) after making "numerous attempts" to collect the outstanding taxes, according to a press release from OTR. The owners failed to respond to multiple collection notices.

Y&H tried calling several of the eateries but found no response or disconnected numbers. Check out which locations were closed below:

  • Subway, 2001 14th St. NW
  • Dunkin' Donuts, 2001 14th St. NW
  • Subway, 2301-B Georgia Ave. NW
  • Subway, 2861 Alabama Ave. SE
  • Subway, 3950 Minnesota Ave NE
  • Georgetown Eatery INC., 3800 Reservoir RD NW (Businesses inside Georgetown Eatery include Subway, KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut)

CORRECTION: The Subway location at 2861 Alabama Ave. is located in SE, not NE as was initially stated.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Sammy G

    Wow. Not even chain restaurants like DD and Subway can afford U Street. I guess they will have to start selling alcohol like everyone else just to stay alive.

  • dcgovcorruption

    There is no Alabama Ave NE. Got to be SE

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/ Jessica Sidman

    @dcgovcorruption Thanks for noticing. There was a typo in the initial press release with the addresses.

  • ron

    sad when GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL IS A PART OF THIS.....THEY MAKE THE HOSPITAL LOOK VERY BAD.....

  • Dave

    "sad when GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL IS A PART OF THIS.....THEY MAKE THE HOSPITAL LOOK VERY BAD....."

    Um, no. If you make value judgments on a hospital based on whether or fast food eateries in its cafeteria have a tax lien, you are using the wrong criteria my friend.

  • Sebastian Townview

    The chain restaurants are franchises, not corporate stores. But it does seem that a proprietor with this many franchises - including what has to a goldmine at Georgetown, based on the crowds I've observed - made a decision not to pay sales taxes. You don't wind up with a past-due bill of half a million bucks overnight.

    This is going to be a problem for many Georgetown Hospital staff and for many patients' families, who've just lost a bunch of food choices nearby. There are other options, but they tend to be pricier.

  • Corky

    A KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut at a hospital? Is that a conflict of interest or an investment in future business in the form of heart attacks and diabetes?

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  • Bermi

    So the employees get screwed because the owners stole from the government. Great. Are there going to be criminal charges filed?

  • JustSayin’

    A bunch of landlords left holding the bag, too.

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    Very bad news for Subways lovers :(

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