Weeks after local vegan chain by Chloe opened its fourth NYC location comes word there's no more Chloe involved in the operation. ESquared Hospitality, which made a significant investment in the brand, has "terminated" its relationship with founder Chloe Coscarelli, the vegan chef and cookbook author, the Wall Street Journal reports. At least we'll have the memoriesfake bacon.

The split follows a time of upheaval, during which Coscarelli filed a lawsuit against ESquared executives and subsequently went into arbitration. ESquared CEO Jimmy Haber invested $10 million of his own money to finance the brand's expansion after he said Coscarelli backed away from an attempt to bring in outside investors. Through a representative, Coscarelli told the Journal she was concerned about maintaining her vision for by Chloe after allegedly not being allowed to meet with a potential investor.

According to court papers filed last year and obtained by the Journal, Coscarelli's lawyer accused ESquared of “improperly seizing control” of the company and “forcing out the very chef whose name, likeness and culinary techniques represent all of the company’s value."

By Chloe will continue to do business without its namesake—for now. Coscarelli plans to get her name removed from the chain to "protect the integrity of [her] brand."