UPDATE: Only one Abner’s filing for bankruptcy

Abners-logoBy Dennis Seid

Daily Journal

Only one location of Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month.

It was reported earlier today that the entire chain had filed for bankruptcy, but founder Abner White said only one – the original location in Oxford – is affected by the filing.

The company, which was founded in 1993 by White, a former Ole Miss football player, has two locations in Oxford and one each in Brandon, Starkville, Tupelo and Cordova, Tenn.

The owner/operator of the first location, Abner’s Inc, filed Chapter 11 with the Mississippi Northern Bankruptcy Court on March 28, according to court documents.

White, in an email, wrote: “This is an issue that ONE location in Oxford has to work out, and will! No other Abner’s are a part of this bankruptcy.”

Abner’s Inc. listed assets between $1 million-$10 million, with liabilities in the same range.

Among the creditors listed are BancorpSouth in Tupelo, Community Trust Bank in Madison and accounting firm Horne LLP in Lucedale.

A creditors’ meeting is scheduled for May 9 at 11 a.m at Oxford City Hall.