The lawsuit is against Fundamental Provisions, LLC, which owns Popeyes restaurants in Panama City, Lynn Haven and Destin. The suit claims the franchisee did not pay over $150,000 in back wages and overtime to fifty-six general managers.

The complaint names a total of thirty franchises owned by Fundamental Provisions. The alleged wage deductions were made to cover cash shortages and food waste over a two-year period, starting in late-2006.

In a statement, Popeyes corporate officials say the restaurants are independently owned and operated. But, they are working with the franchisee to ensure a proper investigation takes place.

Representatives from Fundamental Provisions would not comment at this time because the litigation is ongoing.