He’s also charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and using fire to commit a federal felony.
“It does not affect anything,” says Issa, whose restaurant is at the Terradyne Country Club. “I’m not affiliated with the Anderson Group whatsoever.”
He says he merely bought a license from the company last year.
“I just want to use their name,” Issa says.
“They have a great concept, a great product,” he says. “Restaurantwise, it has a great reputation.”
Issa says the Anderson Group also stipulates that he has to use Cargill Sterling Silver meat, but he says that’s what he’d want to use anyway.
That’s as far as his connection to Rod Anderson goes, Issa says.
“We are completely two different people.”