"Our relationship with José Andrés has always been a good one, but simply put, José has no right to terminate or otherwise abandon his obligations under the lease," Donald Trump Jr. told NBC. "We will also enforce the exclusivity provisions preventing Mr. Andrés from opening a competing restaurant anywhere in the D.C. area."
Trump is threatening legal action because Andrés allegedly backed out of a binding 10-year lease with the hotel. Andrés would not comment on this latest legal development, or on whether he plans to continue opening restaurants in Washington, D.C. Chef Andrés already owns multiple restaurants in the D.C. area, including minibar and Jaleo.