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Top Sandwich Chains Ranked by Shop Profits

The lit up sub sandwich store front
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LEXINGTON, Ky. —This year's ranking by Blue MauMau, our first, lists average store profits of sandwich shops, showing some winners and losers in 2012. Yes, you read that right – store profits. Here are Blue MauMau's best store profit estimates, from trusted sources who know sub sandwich shops and quick service restaurants.

Former Multiunit Franchisee Paints Dim Picture of Cold Stone Creamery

former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchisee Frank Caperino of San Diego
Former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchisee Frank Caperino

SAN DIEGO — Former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchise owner and once president of its franchisee association, Frank Caperino, speaks with Blue MauMau about how Cold Stone Creamery has lost the love of the brand. Caperino paints a dim scene scene of buying and running a franchise with under the Cold Stone Creamery brand.


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Puig: My Cold Stone Stores Are Profitable

MIAMI – Attorney Robert Zarco and his client Rodolfo F. Puig, franchisee of Cold Stone Creamery, have now declared that Puig’s three stores are profitable, despite having numerous tax liens, judgments and litigation from creditors against him.

Although Unable to Pay Bills, Cold Stone Owner Said on CNBC He was Profitable

L-R: Franchisee Rudy Puig and franchisor president Dan Beem
Franchisee Puig (left) and Cold Stone's president Dan Beem speaking on CNBC

MIAMI – Cold Stone Creamery franchisee Rudy Puig was spotlighted on national television in 2011 exclaiming to viewers, “All my stores have been profitable,” but court records show otherwise.

Cold Stone Goes after Franchisee Assn Leaders

Cold Stone Creamery

PHOENIX – After Cold Stone Creamery recognized a new independent franchisee association, the franchisor turned its back on those very franchisees who dared ask for too much—more transparency.*

NIACCF Memorandum: President's Update

As 2011 winds down and I reflect on the past year, I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of the NIACCF.  In such a short amount of time, we hired an attorney to form our association,

Cold Stone Association Admits Frustration

Rudy Puig, Cold Stone franchise owner and outgoing president of the National Independent Association of Cold Stone Creamery Franchisees, sent out a memo to owners late last November, reflecting on the new group's accomplishments.

Cold Stone Creamery Expansion on Ice

Melting ice cream
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Franchising firm Cold Stone Creamery has not been able to sell franchises for months after it lapsed in renewing franchise disclosure documents.

Kahala Sues Klutz For Unauthorized Transfer

The selling franchisee was a real Klutz, but the buyer was just plain stupid.