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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Look -- at this stage? Do you honestly care what you're called? Especially IF you're following your conscious?
I don't, and leftists world over can KMA.
ALL businesses need as much "business" as they can get. IF they don't they're considered a marginal operation, not worth remaining open for business.
Savvy business people understand this, flakes don't.
Savvy business people make profits & grow, while flakes go bankrupt.
Until zerO & Co turn this republic into a 100% socialist system, there's this pesky thing called "Free Markets". No system in the history of the species knows how to take care of screwed-up corporate or private entities, better.
"Oddly, when liberals organize a boycott, thats legitimate political expression."
Sure it is and they never work.
Still the right-wing should never bitch, either.
Why risk losing the enormously satisfying entertainment value of Liberal-Socialists failed effort(s)?
It'd be a crime against common sense. ;^)
I hate Quiznos. Nasty.
I had liked Subway until this story, but instead I will have to get the hot sandwiches at Fazolis.
Subway isn’t worth it really without their $5 foot long anyway. They only have about 5 or 6 now offered at the price, a very small selection of a couple specialty sandwiches.
I normally get a turkey, but I can’t even get a plain turkey as a $5 footlong, but I could get the idiotic cold cut combo with mystery meat that tastes nasty.
“This is strictly an emotion-based thread.”
With both stores gone and a six-figure debt load remaining Batie sued under the Servicemembers act. The law bars anyone from terminating an active-duty service member’s installment contract, including leases, without a court order.
If Subway is a large corporate contributor to Democrats, Leon Batie Jr loses.
The law bars anyone from terminating an active-duty service member's installment contract, including leases, without a court order.
“They count every item that is placed on the bread”
Interesting you should say that. About the time I left, they changed the way the sandwiches were made so they could cut down the amount of fixings in it.
For instance, used to be a foot long tuna sub had four large scoops of tuna. Now it’s three spread out over the bread. They used to demand that you put six tomato slices on any footlong. Now they put four.
Remember how they used to put U cut in the bread to make sure they could be stuffed with fixings? About 1999 when I left the company decided to just the the bread straight so employees wouldnt have enough room to fill the bread with food.
Try Jimmy Johns........good fresh sandwiches. Company is growing by leaps and bounds even in this economy.
Please, dont ever buy a subway franchise folks...
I hear you always smell like onions and a sub sandwich when you go home and you can’t shake the smell...
Yea, sure was my friend.
$50,000 hard earned dollars down the drain.
Still, given what you've learned about reality & business?
Not all that bad a price to pay for a lifelong lesson.
Avoidance of a potential homicide charge, OTOH, an act of Divine Guidance. Make no mistake 'bout that.
Somebody up there likes you, AaD. ;^)
Supposed to help prevent undesirable things from happening to military personnel while deployed under orders. It was probably written / modified before franchises became so popular, though. Don't know what it says now.
Those are some of the most disturbing commercials out there today. I don’t eat there for the same reason. Guess I’ll start going to a local sub shop instead of Subway or Quiznos.
Subway is nothing but SALT.
If they did they thought wrong, dead wrong.
This has enormous potential for quickly growing formidable legs, watch 'n see.
I only care what they call me objectively as a violation of logic (and of vocabulary, in the “censorship” scenario). I don’t take it personally, except in that it might piss me off slightly, causing me to be that much more likely to give them the shaft (along with any other liberal I happen to see in the next 30 minutes).
I literally was standing in the parking lot of my restaurant with arguing with a subway rep in the middle of a snowstorm.
I had my right hand in his face cursing him and my left hand in my pants pocket wrapped around a smith and wesson bodyguard 38 snubby.
I told the man never to return if he valued his life...he never did while I was there.
My employees were watching me through the window wondering how long it would be before I blew his brains out.
You can only push a man so far before he pushes back.
Major medical expenses after eating at Subway or Queerznos?
I like the way you think, chock full of horse sense.
HTH I've managed to miss such a decent person here, all these years is the story of my life, I swear. LOL
Headline should read: Shopowner fails to pay rent, loses stores.
With business names like OPM Ventures (Other People’s Money) and the Dalton Gang they are going to get their buns toasted in court.
What was the immediate cause of the confrontation? Sounds like it must have been a doozy (or maybe just the final straw upon the overloaded camel).
Thag you. Thag you vurry much. ;-) Same to you, bud.
Glad everything turned out your way, and it did go your way.
Hoping you found a niche somewhere, either for yourself or for someone else, as long as you're with honest people.
Ironically the Subway slime-balls? They had a hand in your knowing what creeps look/sound/act like; since, you were schooled by the best crooks in the business when you inadvertently tangled with Subway, eh?
“Batie sued under the Servicemembers act. The law bars anyone from terminating an active-duty service member's installment contract, including leases, without a court order.”
Unless you are a service member. Subway terminated his lease without a court order. I expect they will have to pay him big money.
Perhap[s. . .but I can’t get over the awful sounding commercial with the dancing rats in it.
No Quiznos for me, or Subway.
Does the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Relief Act come into play in this?
“Nifongville” = Durham, North Carolina, home of disgraced former DA Mike Nifong, of Duke lacrosse case fame.
I have several other slang names for this town, none of which I can repeat in polite company. :)
I'm beginning to think so after hearing a few praise Obama. They don't believe in producing a better product, just profit by manipulation and deceit. I don't think I want an MBA anymore.
Well I like Subway sandwiches.
I guess one reason I like them is I get all the trimmings. This makes the ratio of stuff to bread quite high. They have trouble closing the sandwich to get it in the wrap.
Apparently they put exactly a predetermined amount of each requested trimming on the sandwich. If you only ask for one or two trimmings, that’s going to make for a high bread ratio.
This is standard stuff in profitable franchise operations. Getting a GM franchise 40-50 years ago cost a bunch in bribe money to the GM zone manager.
“Subway sucks (devious management) and Jared is a creep. They use mystery meat too.”
Fortunately I am retired and don't have to worry about time, unfortunately I no work in that area!
Before McDonalds, and others, started putting franchises everywhere the local burger joints made superior stuff in my area and they still do.
Franchises are assembly line food preparers and it depends on the specific owner if they are any good or not. I eat at non franchised places when I eat out locally most of the time.
I loved Togo’s sandwiches when I lived in California. Unfortunately, there are no Togo’s here in DFW.
Their commercials have always been gross in one way or another.
Boycott time for Subway.
I wonder if the law covers business leases as well as apartment leases.
Also, it's quite likely the lease was to a corporation and not Batie himself. There may actually be multiple corporations involved. It's common to have a corporation per store, in turn owned by the franchisee, which is its own corporation. This is done to contain liability issues that may arise at individual stores.
Remember the gross singing rat they used?
what put quiznos in chapter 11 was their idiotic commercials. (and equally idiotic sponsorships)
I get my sandwiches topped with lettuce, spinach, tomato, onion, black olive, banana peppers and honey mustard. A chef salad on a honey wheat roll.
When did that start? I left the Army at the end of 2000 and up to that time AAFES had more or less of a monopoly with the Robin Hood Sandwich Shoppe and Deli when it came to sandwich joints on post.
Though not entirely always credible, according to wiki there are at least "200 Subway franchises" existing on current military bases.
Heh. I wouldn't be surprised.
I’d rather spend the 6 bucks for a 1lb burrito at a local joint 5 min from me, with actual chicken or beef.
between those furry teeth monkies and new commercial with the gay toaster oven, I don’t wish to buy Quiznos either....
If you think they were using spoiled meat, why did you not report it to a local health inspector. No restaurants around my neck of the woods can get away with selling spoiled food. I thought that was true of this entire country. Where do you live (so I don’t move there)?