State Of Oklahoma Terminates Lease With Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen

News 9 - April 25, 2022 11:34 am

OKLAHOMA CITY – 

The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department canceled the lease concession agreement with Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen on Monday.

In a release, TravelOK stated that they would be ending the agreement because of suspected “fraudulent activity and questionable business practices.”

The Department says they began an investigation after reports of financial irregularities were brought up in early 2021.

Related Story: Swadley’s State Parks Contract Subject to Criminal Investigation, State Audit

A state oversight committee found the Tourism Department paid Swadley’s nearly $17 million for several projects including construction, marketing, kitchen supplies, and payroll. The Oklahoma County District Attorney said the state has made at least $4.5 million in excessive payments to Swadley’s.

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