Charlie Browns went through a corporate BK about 5 years ago, after the CEO Russ D'anton was caught taking kick backs from developers on new stores they built. His greed lead to him over expanding the brand, building far more stores than sales supported, because he was lining his own pockets, which led to the BK and closure of almost half the locations. There are still about 20 locations with the Edison NJ -or- Hightstown being the closest Monmouth County Locations.
Russ D'anton after his prison stint was rumored to be involved in B2 Bistro in Red Bank, although after much "fuss" regarding his involvement I"m not 100% he is still involved. (I created a thread about this on Chow a few years ago)