Many franchisees have small franchisees with small unit volumes.
Quiznos has very aggressively pursued potential franchisees in Canada, and some cities such as London, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario have gained up to 10 franchises within a very short time.
At this point the company detects itself within the brink of default, likewise thanks to bad relations with franchise owners, costly rents via rivals just like Subway.
Subway The Milford, Conn.
And the biggest one is this: Make sure your franchisees can make money. Quiznos Summary The chain now has about three or more, retailers, down by nearly a few, prior to the recession.
On Monday, Quiznos was sold to an investment firm out of San Diego. Franchisees include complained for many years that the Quiznos unit costs substantially a lot more than independent suppliers for materials and other products.
Customers got angry, and Quiznos' problems got worse.
Its toasted subs were a contrast to the cold sandwiches that its larger rival served. Quiznos at the time relied on food and paper sold to its franchisees to make much of its profits. Quiznos could have helped those operators out, but it had that debt it needed to pay off.
Why were they mad? This has given me time to tell the story of one of the biggest restaurant chain collapses in industry history.