Several media outlets mention Katten’s role as counsel to Aurify Brands in announcement regarding its expansion of its Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ) business through a planned addition of at least 10 new restaurant locations in New York City and the acquisition of a state-of-the-art commissary. The transaction was accomplished through a sale process in the Chapter 11 cases of certain Maison Kayser entities, in which Aurify Brands served as lead bidder after the chain shuttered its operations primarily due to COVID-19. Based in New York City, Aurify Brands is a next generation hospitality group that creates, grows, and operates category-leading brands including LPQ, The Little Beet, Melt Shop, Fields Good Chicken and The Little Beet Table.