It's a series of sad developments, not only for Jordan, but also for what appears to many former employees who have not been paid for weeks or months. Jordan has been a fixture in the Howard County restaurant scene, including active roles with the Restaurant Association and the board of Howard County Tourism. It remains to be seen if and how he will rebound.
You can find some virulent comments about Jordan and his restaurant on some other sites, but I can't believe he was trying to con or deceive anyone. The reputation, identity, and presumably financial well being of Jordan and his family were wrapped up in Jordan's Steakhouse. I hope he finds a way to "figure out how to take care of everyone and to figure out our plan." It can't be easy. And the Howard County community is a poorer place for his absence.