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7-Eleven Blasted: Slavery Under Investigation

AUSTRALIA: "They can't run 7-Eleven as profitably and successfully as they have without letting this happen.

7-Eleven Blasted: Slavery Under Investigation

"They can't run 7-Eleven as profitably and successfully as they have without letting this happen.

Australia: If There's So Little Profit, Why Do People Buy 7-Eleven Franchises?

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been in Australia since 1977. It has twice been Australia’s “Franchisor of the Year”. If the franchisees really can’t make a buck without underpaying their employees why do they buy a 7-Eleven franchise?

Court Disqualifies Franchisee Firm Marks & Klein for Paying 'Fact' Witness in 7-Eleven Case

A district judge ruled that Gerard "Jerry" Marks and his law firm Marks & Klein are disqualified from further participating in a franchisee lawsuit against 7-Eleven, Inc., claiming unlawful termination. His decision was centered on how Marks paid a witness, a former employee of 7-Eleven's asset protection department, to testify against the convenience store franchisor on how it treats franchisees.

Contract Waiver Dismisses 7-Eleven Oral Earnings Claims to Franchisee

NEW YORK – A federal judge in New York ruled last month that a 7-Eleven franchisee cannot go forward with his fraud claim under the New York Franchise Act. The reason? When he purchased his store and signed his franchise agreement, he also agreed to a waiver on any “untrue and unwritten” financial projections of future earnings of his store made by 7-Eleven officials outside the franchise disclosure document.

Wingstop Hires Bill Engin as Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS – Wingstop Restaurants Inc. announced yesterday the appointment of Bill Engen to replace outgoing Bill Knight as the firm's chief operating officer effective immediately.

California Senate Sends Fair Franchising Bill to Gov. Brown

Sacramento dome from the inside
Inside view of Sacramento capitol dome. photo/KatieCarr

SACRAMENTO—The California state senate voted 23 - 9 late Thursday in favor of SB 610, a bill that strengthens franchisor good faith relations with franchisees. It is now ready for Governor Jerry Brown's signature to become law.

Franchisees Claim 7-Eleven Seizing Stores for Bogus Reasons

7-Eleven Arrests of Store OwnersFranchisees in Riverside, California are claiming that 7-Eleven is using “storm trooper interrogation and isolation tactics” to strip them of their 20-year-old store, using bogus charges.

Equity Extraction Schemes Live On in Franchising

The equity extraction scheme that was exposed by 7-Eleven's employee Kurt McCord, brings back painful memories for me. The scheme is eerily similar to what was perpetrated against Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees from 1998 thru 2008.

7-Eleven Whistleblower Alleges Predatory Practices, Franchise Churning & Personal Vendettas

Former 7-Eleven Corporate Investigations Supervisor Kurt McCord has dropped a bombshell in the lawsuit of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Karamjeet Sodhi, et. al.