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Soldier suing after being stripped of Subway restaurant franchises
Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/21/09 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS

Posted on 06/22/2009 10:36:39 AM PDT by DFG

While serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserve, Leon Batie Jr. dodged roadside bombs and scrambled to safety when rockets pierced the night sky.

When he returned to Dallas in early 2006, another battle loomed.

As Batie was returning from Afghanistan, he learned he was being stripped of the two Subway restaurants he bought before mobilizing.

The stores were sold to Subway insiders, with one transaction yielding a Subway executive a $100,000 profit, according to a lawsuit Batie filed last year in state court in Dallas County. One issue in the case is set for trial this week.

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1 posted on 06/22/2009 10:36:39 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Subway sucks (devious management) and Jared is a creep. They use mystery meat too.


2 posted on 06/22/2009 10:39:09 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott ABC News and their parent company The Walt Disney Company)
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To: DFG

GI gets the $5 foot long....

...we need to let Subway know that we are not amused.


3 posted on 06/22/2009 10:39:13 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

Yes. Quiznos time!


4 posted on 06/22/2009 10:40:47 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: DFG

Go to Quiznos, which has much better quality food, however, it is not quite as healthy. :-)


5 posted on 06/22/2009 10:41:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The UN has never won a war, nor a conflict, but liberals want it to rule all militaries.)
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To: DFG

Subway is dreadful. They make the worst sandwich I’ve ever been served.


6 posted on 06/22/2009 10:42:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DFG; BraveMan; FBD
Can't believe Subway --or any other organization, for that matter-- would expose themselves to this kind of monstrously bad PR. {shaking head}

Is this what MBAs are taught, these days?
Didn't anyone working within Subway ever hear the name Dixie Chicks? Geeeheezzzzzzz.

7 posted on 06/22/2009 10:43:45 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: All

Folks

I used to be a franchisee for Subway with two locations and from the beginning I knew I was in the presence of corporate mobsters.

They were constantly looking for reasons to audit your books and accuse you of underreporting sales. If you crossed them you had company inspectors invading your store all hours of the day and night harassing your employees.

The day I found myself seriously contemplating killing one of the inspectors I knew it was time to get out.

I sold the stores to a couple and the company ran them out of the francise after six months. One of the local company men bought the stores for less than the people paid and owns them to this day.

Please, don’t ever buy a subway franchise folks...


8 posted on 06/22/2009 10:44:26 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: DFG

Lots of Subway restaurants on military bases and they need to be given the old heave ho!


9 posted on 06/22/2009 10:44:59 AM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Subway top management are devious scum. Jared is a creepy dude.


10 posted on 06/22/2009 10:46:55 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott ABC News and their parent company The Walt Disney Company)
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To: trisham

Subway is garbage. Old meat, cheap with the fixins, etc, and it’s awfully hard to find one where the people making the sandwich understand English. No way will I ever eat at one again.


11 posted on 06/22/2009 10:47:35 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Frantzie

You bet they are scum.

When I left, the president, Fred Deluca, was the focus of over 100 lawsuits from franchisees who had been screwed over.


12 posted on 06/22/2009 10:49:36 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: Armedanddangerous
Please, don’t ever buy a subway franchise folks...

Are there any honest franchisors? It might be that the good companies never get in the news, but it always seems like the franchisees overpay for a franchise and then the corporate HQ overcharges for supplies and just looks for a reason to take over sucessful restaurants.

13 posted on 06/22/2009 10:49:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: GOP Poet

I refuse to patronize Quiznos because of their obnoxious “Put it in me” commercials.


14 posted on 06/22/2009 10:50:00 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: DFG

Sub-Way will no longer get my money. I haven’t gone there in a long time as it is. The last time I went I got a philly cheese steak, the sandwich barely had any meat on it and all I really tasted was the bread. Quiznos is much better, a little pricier though. I’ve found that buying your own Italian bread and making your own sandwich is a better way to go. No one can make a sandwich just the way you want it better than yourself.


15 posted on 06/22/2009 10:50:53 AM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: DFG

Subway has always had a poor reputation as a franchisor. If a person buys a franchise that does well, Subway might sell a franchise to a different franchisee directly across the street.


16 posted on 06/22/2009 10:51:04 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Landru

Oh, but if we refuse to buy their shit because we don’t like their politics, we’re “censoring” them. Oddly, when liberals organize a boycott, that’s legitimate political expression.


17 posted on 06/22/2009 10:51:20 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: KarlInOhio

I dunno..but I know I was awake nights worrying about what Deluca’s bunch would try with me next. I even had a minor heart attack after one of my run-ins with them.


18 posted on 06/22/2009 10:51:57 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: Mind Freed
the sandwich barely had any meat on it

It's a big bun.

A big fluffy bun ...

WHERE'S THE BEEF?!?!?!

19 posted on 06/22/2009 10:53:41 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DFG

In the rural mountainous south, an awful lot of these franchises are owned by Muslims. Some were seen dancing and celebrating 9/12.


20 posted on 06/22/2009 10:54:22 AM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: fso301

I personally know of a couple who put a large restaurant in a convenience store and subway put a store in the new wal mart 500 feet away from them.

I know of one shopping mall that has a subway in the wal mart and one right across the lot in a strip mall.
I don’t have a clue how they make any money.


21 posted on 06/22/2009 10:54:30 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: All

I haven’t eaten there in 2 years. Last time, I had a order of around 50 bucks, they slowed us down to.......unbelievably count, yes count the black olives on all the sandwiches.


22 posted on 06/22/2009 10:55:19 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: DFG

Sounds like a case for the SEC.


23 posted on 06/22/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: ConservativeMind
Not to stray too much, but the biggest problem with insurance plans I see is that, if you really make them "fair" young people won't pay much at all, and old people will pay huge amounts since at some point they are pretty much guaranteed of having major medical expenses.

Not so here in central Florida, unfortunately. Every, and I mean every, Quizno's I've been to in the Ocala area makes sandwiches which look absolutely nothing like their advertisements, but actually look like they've been stepped on! And they do not taste all that good.

The Subway in Dunnellon makes subs that look good and taste fresh-made. It's unfortunate (to me) because the only Subway sandwich I like is the Spicy Italian, whereas, a number of the Quizno's subs (Prime Rib and Peppercorn, Baja Chicken, etc.) sure look and sound good, but in reality, are pretty bland and un-satisfying.

Firehouse Subs (again, here in the Ocala area) offer subs that, of the few I've taseted, are in the Quizno's vein - pretty tasteless.

24 posted on 06/22/2009 10:55:30 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: DFG
Both locations fell behind in rent, with Chris Batie and Travis Brown blaming each other for the problem. Leon Batie and Subway disagree on how much was owed. Subway puts the amount at $13,400, but Batie counters that he has copies of checks showing payments were made but not credited to his account, according to Grant Walsh, Batie's co-counsel on the case.

You don't fall behind in rent and expect to keep your franchise. If rent payment WAS made, Subway should be made to pay the damages to Batie.

25 posted on 06/22/2009 10:56:40 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: listenhillary
You don't fall behind in rent and expect to keep your franchise.

You don't want to confuse anybody with objective facts, here.

This is strictly an emotion-based thread.

26 posted on 06/22/2009 10:59:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Landru

I guess they thought he would not resist.


27 posted on 06/22/2009 11:00:30 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: ConservativeMind

The local Subway is run by Goth’s. Never did want multi-pierce dude preparing my food.


28 posted on 06/22/2009 11:01:17 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Kakaze

And you stood there and took it?? I’d have waited till they were done and left. If they said you were walking out without paying for something you ordered, you could just say you hadn’t authorized any olive counting. (Course I don’t know what your time constraints were)


29 posted on 06/22/2009 11:01:46 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: jeffc

I guess it’s dependent on the individual store. Here in Nifongville, the local Quiznos near me does a very good job on their sandwiches, and the best part is, sometimes, they deliver! Awesome for those nights where you don’t feel like cooking and don’t feel like braving the heat, but don’t feel like pizza.

The nearest Subway, by comparison...the last sandwich I got from there, the bread was straight-up stale and hard as a rock. Their sandwiches aren’t nearly as good as Quiznos’. Baja Chicken, extra bacon. Yum.

}:-)4


30 posted on 06/22/2009 11:02:06 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Subway sandwiches are calorie controlled, fresh and healthy. Our local franchises are run by locals.


31 posted on 06/22/2009 11:02:51 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: DFG; All

The one question I have is: after all of these years, Subway has managed to find only ONE person (Jared) who lost weight by eating there?


32 posted on 06/22/2009 11:03:53 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: DFG

I hope this lawsuit is a slam-dunk against Subway. Subway makes me puke, in more ways than one. Nice to know their ethics are as crappy as their leathery, preservative-dripping sandwiches, not to mention that living prototype of people I wouldn’t want to babysit my kids, Jared.

Even though I never, ever eat there, I’m going to email them and let them know they suck for this. May they suffer the paroxysmic projectile diarrhea of a thousand Subway tuna sandwiches.


33 posted on 06/22/2009 11:04:44 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (1st call: Abbas. 1st interview: Al Arabiya. 1st energy decision: halt drilling in UT. Arabs 1st!)
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To: GOP Poet

I had my first Quiznos about two years ago. After two crunchy bites, I realized that there was glass in my sandwich and immediately spit everything out. The manager was horrified and offered to refund my money and give me a new sandwich. I told them just to give me a new one and find the source so nobody would get hurt.

I don’t think I have been back since.

Mmm, mmm, mmm...crunchy.

I guess Subway and Quiznos are both on my do not visit list. Burger King is also on the list after two different hospital stays from their “fine” food. But that is another tale.


34 posted on 06/22/2009 11:04:48 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: DFG

Worst sandwiches ever.


35 posted on 06/22/2009 11:05:06 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Red in Blue PA
The one question I have is: after all of these years, Subway has managed to find only ONE person (Jared) who lost weight by eating there?

I don't know, I think the weight loss thing is probably legitimate. I know every time I eat there, I lose my appetite (and I don't mean that in a good way)! ;-)

36 posted on 06/22/2009 11:05:36 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking

A house full to feed I told them we would not be back and we haven’t.


37 posted on 06/22/2009 11:05:46 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: TaxRelief
Subway sandwiches are calorie controlled, fresh and healthy.

Yeah, because you don't get any caloric intake when you puke out the old meat.

38 posted on 06/22/2009 11:07:08 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Still Thinking

I don’t know how one could eat there and NOT lose weight!

They count the portions out and they are indeed measly. Ask for an extra slice of cheese and you are charged.

No thanks.


39 posted on 06/22/2009 11:07:32 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Kakaze
They count every item that is placed on the bread. Their sandwiches have almost nothing in them; they are virtually all bread.

I'm lucky to live in an area of the country where a sub sandwich at a local shop is usually enough for two meals, so I have great alternatives to the garbage Subway serves.

40 posted on 06/22/2009 11:08:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Armedanddangerous
Interesting testimonial.
There're many right here --either out of work or on the way out-- thinking of entrepreneurial opportunities. Franchises I'd guess would have to paly a huge part of any individuals plan to own their own business.

Many thanks.

41 posted on 06/22/2009 11:09:43 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: Moose4
I guess it’s dependent on the individual store.

I agree. It seems as though all the Quiznos in the Ocala area are owned by the same people, though - the Footstompers, or something similar (ha ha)!

And I'm extremely envious of you (unless you get cold and snow in "Nifongville" - wherever that is, LOL!).

We had a Tubby's sub shop back home (home being Katy, Texas) that was pretty good.

42 posted on 06/22/2009 11:09:48 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Armedanddangerous

I hear you, and I’ll share the info in my little part of the world.


43 posted on 06/22/2009 11:09:52 AM PDT by bannie
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To: trisham

Exactly. Much too high bread/filling ratio, and then on top of that, if you let them put on lettuce, much too high lettuce/protein ratio. So it’s like 75% bread to begin with, and then 75% of the other 25% is lettuce! Crap iceberg lettuce, not even the good stuff! No wonder Jared lost weight. He probably couldn’t stomach the stuff.


44 posted on 06/22/2009 11:11:15 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: TaxRelief
The "locals" around here are from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India ~ and they run several Subways. Worst of the bunch is run by this guy from India ~

The real issue here is the protection supposedly offered to returning veterans.

The old Veterans Readjustment Act (VRA) didn't happen to cover vets returning to federal jobs. The new act seems to have expanded franchisee rights a bit over the VRA's renter protection but not much.

Vets returning to federal jobs are still not protected. If promotions were handed out to everyone at your grade level with the same job and you were away, you are not going to be promoted.

Two things the Congress has never wanted are young people owning businesses and trying to make millions, nor vets getting a promotion in the federal government without first kissing some Congressman's butt.

End of story.

45 posted on 06/22/2009 11:14:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: meandog
Lots of Subway restaurants on military bases and they need to be given the old heave ho!

Absolutely!

46 posted on 06/22/2009 11:16:32 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: meandog
Lots of Subway restaurants on military bases and they need to be given the old heave ho!

Absolutely!

47 posted on 06/22/2009 11:16:44 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: DFG

I used to buy Subway several years ago, but no more. I live in Florida (Jacksonville for 10 yrs. and now in Cape Canaveral). The BEST subs I’ve ever had (well, excluding the ones I’ve had in Brooklyn, NY) are from Publix. You have a choice of using prime (Boar’s Head) products or regular Publix brand. They are very patient, and will fix it exactly how you want it.

My other favorite sub place is my own home. Much cheaper as well, but I know I will like it!


48 posted on 06/22/2009 11:17:20 AM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Landru

I ended up losing probably $50,000 in the deal to get out from under the thumb of the Deluca mob.

I guess that was better than a homicide charge..eh?


49 posted on 06/22/2009 11:18:41 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: meandog

“Lots of Subway restaurants on military bases and they need to be given the old heave ho!”

DITTOS!! No more Subway in this house.


50 posted on 06/22/2009 11:20:50 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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