Skip to comments.Soldier suing after being stripped of Subway restaurant franchises
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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Subway sucks (devious management) and Jared is a creep. They use mystery meat too.
GI gets the $5 foot long....
...we need to let Subway know that we are not amused.
Yes. Quiznos time!
Go to Quiznos, which has much better quality food, however, it is not quite as healthy. :-)
Subway is dreadful. They make the worst sandwich I’ve ever been served.
Is this what MBAs are taught, these days?
Didn't anyone working within Subway ever hear the name Dixie Chicks? Geeeheezzzzzzz.
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...
Lots of Subway restaurants on military bases and they need to be given the old heave ho!
Subway top management are devious scum. Jared is a creepy dude.
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.
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.
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.
I refuse to patronize Quiznos because of their obnoxious “Put it in me” commercials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's a big bun.
A big fluffy bun ...
WHERE'S THE BEEF?!?!?!
In the rural mountainous south, an awful lot of these franchises are owned by Muslims. Some were seen dancing and celebrating 9/12.
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.
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.
Sounds like a case for the SEC.
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.
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.
You don't want to confuse anybody with objective facts, here.
This is strictly an emotion-based thread.
I guess they thought he would not resist.
The local Subway is run by Goth’s. Never did want multi-pierce dude preparing my food.
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)
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.
Subway sandwiches are calorie controlled, fresh and healthy. Our local franchises are run by locals.
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 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.
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.
Worst sandwiches ever.
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)! ;-)
A house full to feed I told them we would not be back and we haven’t.
Yeah, because you don't get any caloric intake when you puke out the old meat.
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.
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.
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.
I hear you, and I’ll share the info in my little part of the world.
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.
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.
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!
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?
“Lots of Subway restaurants on military bases and they need to be given the old heave ho!”
DITTOS!! No more Subway in this house.