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Subway Turns Blind Eye to Mayhem Surrounding Its Franchise System

Subway sandwich chain, with over 25,800 units, is facing turmoil as store locations continue to decline and hundreds more face shuttering because of unprofitability.

Jared’s Ex-Wife Sues Subway Claiming Corporate Knew about Child Sex Abuse

Subway interior

After repeatedly denying it had received any complaints about celebrity pitchman Jared Fogle requesting sex with children while promoting its brand, Subway and its Franchisee Advertising Fund are now facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of Jared's former wife and children.

Subway CEO DeLuca Dies of Cancer

Fred DeLuca
Fred DeLuca in 2011 in a Subway shop. Photo:mynewsdesk, Wikipedia

MILFORD, Conn.—Subway announced this morning that its founder, Frederick A. DeLuca, passed away last night. "Fred DeLuca, Subway co-founder and CEO, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family," wrote company spokesperson Michelle DiNello in a notice this morning to the many franchisees in the chain, Subway employees and vendors.

Subway’s Ailing Fred DeLuca Celebrates Chain’s 50th Anniversary

This auricularly gifted owl has learned that the leukemia stricken founder of Subway has made brief appearances from Wednesday through Friday at the franchisee conference celebrating the chain's 50th anniversary.

Subway Founder Stance on Wages: A Leading Indicator?

If Subway founder Fred DeLuca means what he says, the restaurant industry war over wages may have reached the tipping point.

Subway's DeLuca Works from Hospital to Reverse Sales Softness, Franchisee Margins Down

Subway same store sales have been soft in 2013 to date. A new round of discounting, including $5 footlongs and buy one get one free 6 inch sandwich and drink coupons, will hit the market in September.

Subway’s DeLuca Diagnosed with Leukemia

Subway sandwich shop co-founder and president Frederick DeLuca
Subway sandwich shops co-founder and president Frederick DeLuca. Feb 2012 photo provided by Subway to Blue MauMau

MILFORD, Conn. – An email to Subway development agents went out from Subway sandwich chain president and co-founder Fred DeLuca on Monday. Deluca has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Judge Vacates $8.4M Award, Orders Rehearing

PROVO, Utah — After an arbitrator awarded $8.4 million to franchisees of defunct Bajio Mexican Grill in restitution for being defrauded, a district judge ruled that the arbitrator’s award must be vacated and the issues re-arbitrated.

Bajio Consultant Speaks Out on Award

SALT LAKE CITY - As consultant to franchisors Bajio, LLC and Bajio Mountain West, LLC, Bradley T. Davis has a lot to say about the arbitration award presented to franchisees Brad and Sanford Woodward on July 27, 2011. Not only did he give his declaration in Fourth District Court in Utah, he also spoke with Blue MauMau.

Ex-Subway Owners Yet to See Dime of Awarded $8.4M for Fraud

Satire of logo, courtesy of BMM
Satire of Bajio Mexican Grill logo with burning dollars by BMM

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah arbitrator demanded franchisor Bajio Mexican Grill make restitution for defrauding franchisees and harming their family. He awarded the owners $8.4 million, sending a strong message to the franchisor to change its ways.