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Joe Gorga Is ‘Furious’ About New Jersey Restaurant Closing; Plus Melissa Calls The Resturant Management ‘Shady’

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Gorga is not a happy camper and is pissed that his restaurant, Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza, is closing less than a year after opening.

“Joe is furious. He feels duped,” a source tells Us Weekly. “They never made good on their end of the deal, so Joe was done … This isn’t a good look, and people don’t understand why they didn’t give Joe the money he promised him.”  

Adding,“Aside from anger, Joe isn’t worried — his name is not on the lease or legally tied to the restaurant. If they are in a pickle financially or otherwise, Joe isn’t tied to it. He just wants nothing to do with them or the restaurant after being burned.”

Meanwhile, a second source insists that Joe “really got screwed.”

“They are still using Joe’s name and likeness even though he’s no longer part of the restaurant,” the second source explained. “Things are going to get ugly.” The restaurant is also still answering the phone”Gorgas,” when customers call.”

Joe’s wife Melissa Gorga also hinted about how ugly things could get during a recent appearance on the Morning Breathe.

“I can speak about it mildly because it’s a major situation, unfortunately,” Melissa said. “I will admit one thing— we are overwhelmed with the amount of people that are going. We had no idea it was going to be as busy as it is. That’s first of all.”

Melissa also called the management team that was and still is running the restaurant “shady.”

“We were having issues with the management and the way they were running it. There were a couple of shady things going on,” Melissa revealed. 

However, Melissa insists that she and Joe are determined to reopen their restaurant on their own and have confidence it will be very successful.
“There is going to be a larger location. The food’s amazing, the concept’s amazing, we need to regroup and make it bigger and go down the street and do it solely on our own.”
I have a feeling this is only the beginning of Melissa and Joe’s restaurant drama. Stay glued to AllAboutTRH for all the latest updates.

Is Joe justified to be pissed? Do you think Joe and Melissa got screwed over? Sound off below!

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