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The UPS Store Franchise System Is Massive Fraud, Say Former Franchisees

The UPS Store in Manhattan, New Franchise Owner

The UPS Store in New York City. photo/ps

The recent collapse of The UPS Store network in Manhattan caused much discussion. Now a stunning federal lawsuit alleges that fraud is at the very basis of the franchise system viability: an existential threat to the UPS brand itself.

MacDonald of Quiznos Replaced by The UPS Store President

Flag at a Tennessee Quiznos store. photo/bmm

DENVER —Quiznos, a quick service restaurant chain that serves toasted sub sandwiches, announced that Greg MacDonald has been replaced by Stuart K. Mathis as the company’s new president and chief executive officer, effective July 30, 2012. Mr. MacDonald is stepping down immediately. Additionally, Quiznos has named Susan Lintonsmith as its new chief marketing officer.

UPS Store Franchisees Go Back to Trial

A New York City UPS Store gets a new franchise owner
A UPS Store in New York City

LOS ANGELES – A California court of appeals has ruled that some 3,000 former Mail Boxes Etc franchisees can go to jury trial to prove their claims against United Parcel Services.

Controversial Jim Amos Named to IFA Hall of Fame

Partner Jay Duke of BDO, CEO Jim Amos of Tasti D-Lite, Franchisee Jack Earl of McDonald's
Jay Duke of BDO, CEO Jim Amos of Tasti D-Lite, Jack Earl of McDonald's, IFA

ORLANDO — Former International Franchise Association chairman James H. Amos Jr., CFE, and Tasti D-Lite LLC chairman and chief executive officer, was inducted into the IFA Hall of Fame during the association’s 52nd Annual Convention.

Court Affirms UPS Franchisees Claims Unproven

The UPS Store in New York City, under new ownership
The UPS Store, New York City; photo/steinberg

LOS ANGELES – The US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, handed down its decision last week affirming that approximately 200 UPS Store franchisees failed to prove their case against franchisor Mail Boxes Etc.

Tasti D-Lite Swallows Planet Smoothie

Outside Tasti D-Lite's head office window
Outside Tasti D-Lite's head office window, photo/bmm

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A small franchisor of frozen yogurt treats, Tasti D-Lite, has gobbled up Planet Smoothie, LLC. The acquisition closed on November 30.

If a Franchisor Loses Interest in Franchising

Many years ago I heard a story, which I believe is accurate, the then McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc spoke at Harvard Business School and confounded the students and faculty by asking what business McDonald's is in.

UPS Fears Continuation of Losing Streak by California Appellate Court

Would you buy a franchise if the franchisor had an unfettered right to completely change the business model at any time and prevent you from renewing your current agreement unless you adopted the new business model?

$22.5 Million Lending to UPS Store Owners

The franchisees of 4,700 UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations now have access to funding.

Attorney Argues 'Evolution, Not Revolution' in UPS Trial

BREAKING: LOS ANGELES – The first day of trial began this morning with the Mail Boxes Etc. franchise owners facing off with their replacement franchisor in Morgate v United Parcel Service, alleging that UPS broke the franchise agreement by dismantling an existing owner-operated franchise structure after its takeover of Mail Boxes, Etc.