Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Well, I USED to like Subway

In the summer of 2003, he opened a second store on Gaston Avenue, a half-mile from Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. He planned to open a third.

When Batie’s marching orders came in March 2005, sending him off to help train the Afghan army, he said he left the care and feeding of his two Subway outlets to his younger brother, Chris, franchisee Travis Brown and Brown’s wife, Natalie.

Sounds great, right? But Subway stripped Batie of his franchises while he was deployed citing a “[suffering]” business and bills. Hmmm, well, I suppose maybe that’s a reason. Business is business after all…

The amounts owed is in contention. What is certain is that Subway took the franchise back, and sold it as a remarkably generous price to the local Subway developers, who then resold it at nearly 400% of what they paid for it
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I need to find the contact info for Subway.

4 comments:

martywd said...

It's not that I don't beleive you, but I'm not finding a link to this story that is the subject of your post?  Could we have a link please?

Firehand said...

Sorry 'bout that, link added.


'When tired, double-check before hitting 'post'. '

martywd said...

Thank you.   And very interesting.   The write up over at Franchise Times, if one cares to go that far, certainly looks like Mr. Batie got a raw deal all the way around.   Not only from Subway, but also from the folks he entrusted with running his businesses while Batie was pulled away to serve our Country in Afghanistan.

Firehand said...

Yeah. Bad enough Subway, but finding out individuals you trusted would do this to you, that sucks on a major scale.