Yats® is a Midwest-based regional franchisor specializing in Cajun Creole inspired dishes with a bit of crazy thrown in. The original New Orleans style restaurant was opened by Joe Vuskovich at 54th and College in Indianapolis, and now there are 13 locations with more on the way.

Yats® cares about their customers and loves the communities they’re in. They keep it simple, with a chalkboard menu that’s always rotating and no wait staff. The menu choices reflect Joe’s New Orleans roots with soul satisfying sauces served over rice with toasted Cajun spiced bread.



Yats® has engaged Gutwein Law as outside counsel for its franchise system and brand management:

  • Franchise system compliance, including franchisee notice letters
  • Intellectual property management, including federal trademark filings and maintenance, trade secret maintenance, and licensing
  • Real estate, including commercial lease negotiations and preparation


Practice Areas

Business Law

General Corporate Counseling

Franchise Law

Intellectual Property

Real Estate