In August of 2007 some of these franchisees filed a lawsuit against Quizno's over some of Quizno's business practices. Last week additional Quizno's franchisees joined the lawsuit and additional complaints were added.
From Blue Mau Mau:
"The crux of the lawsuit focuses on what franchisees label as an illegal and deceptive business scheme, which they say has been played out since 2000 to induce unwitting prospects to purchase and operate Quiznos sandwich shops and pay franchise-related fees. They depict it as Quiznos' way to exploit its control and power "in order to extract exorbitant and unjustifiable payments from franchisees." In perpetrating their plan, Quiznos is accused of implementing slick sales tactics and marketing the "American dream of business ownership in the fastest growing franchise in the United States." The complaint states that Quiznos preyed on ordinary consumers with little experience in operating a business and little understanding the legal ramifications of its one-sided, non-negotiable franchise agreement."
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