The Sbarro Italian style fast food chain could be set to leave Israel. Delays in making payments to suppliers and quarreling between Sbarro Worldwide and Sbarro Israel has led to heightened tensions with the worldwide office filing a lawsuit claiming the Israel office has not made scheduled payments. Sbarro Israel has replied saying that they have not been given permission to adapt the Sbarro menu in Israel. Although suppliers to the Israel outlets have seen cheques bounce in recent days, they are still continuing to deliver hoping the crisis will be resolved soon. Sbarro opened for business in Israel in 1995 and currently has 26 outlets in Israel 23 of which are franchised, the restaraunts known for their pizza, past and salads are located in most of the country's major shopping centres.