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DIVERSIFIED HEALTH: Fit For Her Members Cry Fraud
(2 days ago) Franchise owner Ray Shoaf has high praise for Diversified Health & Fitness, the Fort Lauderdale-based conglomeration that collects and operates troubled and/or dying franchise fitness chains. Shoaf’s franchise testimonial is prominently featured in Diversified Health & Fitness marketing materials. However, Shoaf’s Fit for Her franchised club in Sherman, TX closed a month after its grand
HUMAN HEALTHY VENDING: CEO Kelly Responds to
(Just Now) im not technologically savee, so my research skills are limited. my only suspicions prior to reading abv emails was when sean Kelly spoke of how He was operating the co Solely for peoples’ health benefits-he made it out like he wasn’t in it for any monies that raised a red flag.
h.u.m.a.n HEALTHY VENDING: A Scam
(6 days ago) SANTA MONICA, CA — H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Vending said it achieved record growth from June through August, adding 31 new operator partners worldwide and selling 219 machines. The Santa Monica, CA-based healthy vending franchisor, whose name is an acronym for "helping unite mankind and nutrition," says its network of vendors now serves more than
Is HEALTHSOURCE CHIROPRACTIC a Great Franchise Opportunity
(3 days ago) Dr. Chris Tomshack is the founder and CEO of HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab, and has been a chiropractor in private practice for 15 years. Dr. Tomshack offers a conversion franchise for established chiropracters to convedrt their practices into a “franchised clone” of his business. On his website, he pitches chiropracters:
FRESH HEALTHY VENDING: Fresh Twist on Old Scam
(9 days ago) Fresh Healthy Vending claims you can feel comfortable investing $30,000 – $120,000 in a 2-month-old experimental franchise concept with little-or-no relevant track record because it sold 12 franchises in its first two months. Fresh Healthy Vending wants you to believe that having sold 12 franchises in two months is proof that its concept is
HUMAN Healthy Vending: the Next Vending Scam
(7 days ago) HUMAN Healthy Vending claims it’s both helping entrepreneurs start their own lucrative vending businesses and helping to fight American obesity.. However, if HUMAN Healthy Vending turns out like the Revive Energy Mints vending franchise, the only thing American consumers will be losing is their life savings, credit ratings, and peace of mind.. Through a sales program allegedly run by William
THE UPS STORE Franchise Warning: It’s a Scam Claims
(5 days ago) The business model is slanted to the aspects of a Chase merchant credit card services billing statement. By the way…the packaging material used by the “so called approved vendors” is toxic. My health in those of my former employees has suffered greatly. Medical test are being evaluated at …
McDONALD’S Franchise Complaints
(4 days ago) But?, is this in any way a violation of a department of health law/rule. Also, the outside patio has been closed, gated up so nobody can use it at all. Then why have it, since the homeless has abused this area in the past. This is in regard’s to the McDs #33360, in …
JANI-KING Franchise Complaints
(4 days ago) JANI-KING Franchise Complaints: Add your own – or defend the company – below. (UnhappyFranchisee.Com) Entrepreneur magazine lavishes high praise on the Jani-King franchise opportunity via its 2010 franchise rankings. Entrepreneur ranked the 10,000+ unit Jani-King #8 overall in the 2010 Franchise 500, the #2 low-cost franchise, the #1 home-based franchise and #7 in the …
COVERALL Franchise Complaints
(3 days ago) “Coverall provides its Franchise Owners with comprehensive training, an initial customer base, billing and collection services, financing, a global network of 90 Support Centers, plus the unique benefits of the Health-Based Cleaning System program, …
PROFORMA Franchise Complaints
(3 days ago) PROFORMA Franchise Complaints include excessive franchisor control over the franchisee’s business, vendor kickbacks to the franchisor, coercive and manipulative franchise practices, and underhanded tactics to prevent Proforma franchisees from exiting the system. ( UnhappyFranchisee.com) Proforma is a promotional products and printing
HUMAN HEALTHY VENDING: Are HUMAN Operators Making …
(8 days ago) HUMAN Healthy Vending promises its operators and franchisees huge profits. But with a whopping price of $12,000 per machine and another $1200 if they want it placed, how much profit is the average HUMAN Healthy Vending franchisee or operator making?
FRESH HEALTHY VENDING Ties to Mark Trotter, Nick Yates
(7 days ago) Fresh Healthy Vending failed to disclose that Mark Trotter and Nicholas Yates and their partners were previously fined $10 million and $3.5 million respectively in unrelated fraud cases. Washington State has issued a Consent Order (see below) requiring Fresh Healthy Vending to come clean in regards to its ties to Trotter and Yates.
ANYTIME FITNESS Franchise Complaints
(Just Now) One McD’s switched hands 6 times (last I checked which was a few years back) and no one was making money there again, after the original Franchisee sold (due to health reasons of wife). The Franchisee new owner was so over the top greedy, evil and sadistic that that location took years to make profitable again.
CURVES: Complaints of Unauthorized Membership Charges
(6 days ago) The Duran’s put the franchise into a corporation (Duran Health Solutions, Inc.) in 2007. Between these people, someone has been taking our money for ten years. There is a law the covers in California, the Health Studio Law, title 2.5 (commencing with section 1812.80 of the Civil Code.
SNAP FITNESS Franchise Complaints
(7 days ago) Factual statistics about financial health of current franchisees “not available”. 3. Weak business model. 4. Inadequate support provided to franchisees by corporate. 5. “No contract” memberships become a liability in time. 6. Billing, software and …
CLEANNET USA Franchise is a Scam, Attorney Claims
(7 days ago) CLEANNET USA Franchise is a Scam, Attorney Claims. The CLEANNET USA franchise is a scam, warns Chicago attorney Christopher Williams. Williams contends that the claim that those who pay Cleannet USA vast sums for the privilege of cleaning toilets and mopping floors are business owners is a cruel ruse. Williams has filed a class-action lawsuit
ANAGO CLEANING SYSTEMS Franchise Complaints
(7 days ago) An Anago Unit Franchisee owns his or her own cleaning business, and the business can be started with a minimal investment.”. However, unhappy franchisee commenters have posted complaints about the Anago Cleaning Systems franchise opportunity, with some claiming the Coverall franchise is a scam. In December, 2009, commenter “holy one
DIVERSIFIED HEALTH: Testimonials From Failed Franchisees
(Just Now) Diversified Health & Fitness, founded by “Dynamic leader, Successful Entrepreneur, Steadfast Friend and beloved Father” Roger Wittenberns, is sort of the fitness industry hospice for terminally ill franchise chains. If you look at the franchise marketing page for Diversified Health & Fitness concept Fit For Her, you’ll see that they tout the safety of investing in a franchise with the
GNC Franchise Store Sales Slipping, Competition Increasing
(3 days ago) According to a Motley Fool story in July 2016, “The health and wellness retailer’s streak of declines in same-store sales continued as comps fell 3.7% in the second quarter…” The author pointed out that declining brick and mortar store sales are shared by GNC competitors and are likely an indication that more and more purchases are
$35,000,000 Lawsuit Backfires on Health Club Franchisor
(2 days ago) In February, 2014, Mark Golob, with his new attorney Nikolaus Reed, tried a new approach: they filed a $35,000,000 defamation lawsuit against me, claiming that my own statements that Mr. Golob has a “checkered past” and a “history of litigation in the health club industry” tended to expose him to “hatred, contempt, ridicule or shame
7-Eleven Franchise Complaints
(3 days ago) 7-Eleven franchise owners are invited to share their complaints, frustrations and advice with prospective franchise owners below. UnhappyFranchisee.com believes that no franchise system is perfect, and that it benefits everyone when new franchisees sign on with realistic expectations and advance knowledge of the challenges and frustrations they may face.
Diversified Health & Fitness Wants Failed Liberty Fitness
(7 days ago) February 12, 2009. Unhappy Franchisee received this email from a former Liberty Fitness franchise owner. He claims that a year after closing their failed fitness club, the new franchisor owner, Diversified Health & Fitness, decided to hit them up for future royalties for the remainder of the 10 year agreement. Talk about adding insult to injury.
JAN-PRO Franchise Complaints
(2 days ago) We had a building that paid $750.00 a month, yes pretty good money, but the building was huge and bathrooms were a health hazards waiting to happen, stopped up , leaking, smelly and in a construction building. The workers brought cement into the toilets and clogged them.
(4 days ago) SIGNWORLD claims it is a business opportunity, not a franchise.. Others use a different term to describe SIGNWORLD: A Ripoff.. As an alleged business opportunity, Signworld makes bold claims on its website that would be illegal for a franchise, including lots of attractive earnings claims and promises of “high profit margins” and “high resale value upon retirement” for its $185,000
CURVES: The Rise & Painful Fall of the Curves Franchise Chain
(9 days ago) According to the company’s franchise disclosure document filings, Curves grew to a record 7,877 U.S. franchise locations in 2005. Just six years later, the Curves system had fallen to just 3523 clubs. The women’s fitness chain shrunk by more than 50%, a total loss of 4354 U.S. clubs. Thousands of once-hopeful Curves franchise owners
MAACO Franchise Complaints
(Just Now) MAACO Franchise Complaints at UnhappyFranchisee.com was originally published in July, 2012, and been updated and added to. The Maaco franchise has generated a number of complaints since this page was first posted… post your own Maaco franchise complaints or praise below… and read what others have to say about the MAACO franchise opportunity.
UNITED FRANCHISE GROUP (UFG
(7 days ago) PART 10 of a Series. ( UnhappyFranchisee.Com) Dr. John Hayes has a very longstanding and tight relationship with United Franchise Group (UFG), a multi-concept franchisor in based in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. John Hayes is the Titus Chair and Director of the The Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise Complaints
(5 days ago) The relatively high franchise termination rate of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit seems to be a franchise red flag. According to the 2011 FDD, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit would appear to have a termination/closure percentage of 30%, which (we believe) could reasonably be called a failure rate. (The 36% figure is a default on SBA loans since 2001, so it may
EXPENSE REDUCTION ANALYSTS Franchise Complaints
(1 days ago) Sure enough, the FDD revealed that 304 Expense Reduction Analysts had been open in the U.S. between 2010 and 2013. Of those 304, 125 (42%) franchises had been “terminated” or “ceased operation.”. Those numbers imply that nearly half the franchisees who invest in ERA thinking they’ll be getting “high flexibility and control” of
GNC Franchise Cost and Concerns
(2 days ago) The ultimate parent company of General Nutrition Centers, Inc. is GNC Holdings, Inc., which is a public company (NYSE: GNC). General Nutrition Corporation assists with the establishment and operation of a GNC retail store specializing in the sale of vitamins, minerals and other food supplements, natural cosmetics and other health management items.
Failure Rates of the 10 Most Popular Franchises
(1 days ago) Franchises with the Highest Failure Rates: Matco Tools franchise – 36%: “Tool manufacturer and distributor Matco is the riskiest investment on the top-10 “most popular” list, with more than one third of its SBA-backed loans going bad.”. Cold Stone Creamery franchise – 31%: “The product is sweet, but the financials can be bitter.
MAIDPRO Franchise Complaints
(2 days ago) Maidpro franchise is rip-off!! I lost $140,000 within 6 months which includes $40,000 in bills!! Richard Sparacio, one of the co-founders of MaidPro, promised me the world, I almost ended up losing my home and everything I own. And his partner Mark Kushinsky, never bother to help me at all when things were falling apart.
SCENTSY MLM Scam Deceptive Advertising by Sleazy
(7 days ago) Is Scentsy a deceptive MLM company that uses fraudulent tactics and sleazy independent consultants to sell dangerous, overpriced products? According to Carol B. it is. We received this angry complaint from Carol, who felt that she was deceptively tricked into attending a sales presentation by a …
7-ELEVEN: How the 7-Eleven Franchise Works
(5 days ago) 7-Eleven franchisees tell us they are put out on the street, with 7-Eleven free not only to keep their franchise fees (ranging from $180K to $800K each store, we’ve been told), but to sell the franchises to new owners and collect new fees. 7-Eleven, Inc. and their attorneys seem to have this termination process streamlined with the efficiency
FISH WINDOW CLEANING Franchise Complaints
(5 days ago) FISH WINDOW CLEANING Franchise Complaints. On FranchisePundit.com, March, 2012, That Guy wrote: I am a former Fish employee, and a current Fish competitor. Fish operates as a franchise with virtually no “support” from the home office. They charge high fees to their franchisees, and push the philosophy of “undercutting” their competition.
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Franchise Nightmare: Everybody …
(8 days ago) The Home Instead franchise sent Debra Belcher, aka Debra Blair, 29, – a woman with a history of passing bad checks who had been fired by another Home Instead franchise – to care for Guarino.. According to news reports, Belcher allegedly left Mr. Guarino unattended for hours in a locked car. Unbeknownst to the Guarino family, police say Belcher also was stealing money from her elderly
ILoveKickboxing CEO Michael Parrella Sued for Fraud
(6 days ago) 30 Minute Fitness ALL POSTS Health & Wellness Franchises ILoveKickboxing Michael Parrella SPOTLIGHT 1 W. Michael Garner ILoveKickboxing CEO Michael Parrella Sued for Fraud April 18, 2019 April 18, 2019 ADMIN 6 Comments I Love Kickboxing , ILoveKickboxing lawsuit , Garner & …
SNAP-ON FRANCHISE Pros & Cons of Being a Snap-on Dealer
(6 days ago) (UnhappyFranchisee.com) Snap-on Tools franchise insider “Just a number” left this comment on the SNAP-ON TOOLS Franchise Complaints post. We thought it was worthy of an upgrade to a full Guest Post.
DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Dickey’s
(4 days ago) An inside source alleges that Roland Dickey, Jr., his wife Laura Rea Dickey, and his father Roland Dickey, Sr. charged millions of dollars in personal expenses to the franchisor of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for personal travel, non-business meals, personal clothing and home furnishings.
YOU MOVE ME Franchise Brian Scudamore Making Illegal
(9 days ago) YOU MOVE ME moving company franchise was founded by Brian Scudamore, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING. UnhappyFranchisee.Com asks: After its big initial launch, is Scudamore’s company resorting to illegal earnings …
SUBWAY Franchise Complaints
(1 days ago) SUBWAY Franchise Complaints. Subway franchise owners are invited to share their complaints and frustrations, as well as advice for prospective Subway franchise owners, below. Anonymous comments are encouraged, and all email addresses and other information is treated with strict confidentiality. Around the Internet, complaints have arisen from
THE JANITORIAL AGENCY Employees Named in Racketeering
(9 days ago) THE JANITORIAL AGENCY CORP. (TJAC) CHARLES CAREY aka Dan Carey co-founder, co-owner, and chief executive officer. For more information on the allegations of the class-action lawsuit, read THE JANITORIAL AGENCY Franchise Lawsuit Alleges Fraud, Racketeering. The lawsuit was filed July 10, 2013 in Michigan Western District Court by attorney
THE UPS STORE: How Much Do UPS Store Franchise Owners Make
(4 days ago) The UPS Store ads call The UPS Store franchise “the perfect opportunity to be your own boss,” a way to “take control of your business future & benefit from a world-class support system.”. How much do The UPS Store franchise owners make for their initial investment of $154,947 – $293,473, ongoing expenses and sweat equity?
MAC TOOLS Distributor’s Wives Share Stories of Deception
(9 days ago) MAC Tools distributors are sold the idea that the MAC Tools franchise is their path to the American Dream: a way to be their own bosses, control their own destinies, gain financial independence and build stronger futures for their families.. However, two wives of MAC Tools distributors characterize their experience with MAC Tools as more of a nightmare than a dream.
EAST OF CHICAGO PIZZA Franchise Complaints
(7 days ago) The East of Chicago Pizza Franchise has a failure rate of 50% for SBA-backed franchise loans. Yet despite the obvious failures in the East of Chicago Pizza franchise program, the East of Chicago Pizza website not only cheerfully promotes the East of Chicago Pizza franchise opportunity, it boasts the safety of investing in its franchise: East of
SMC Specialty Merchandise Corporation: Start a Business
(5 days ago) SMC Specialty Merchandise Corporation: Start a Business for $25? Really? (UnhappyFranchisee.Com) Have you had any experience with the heavily hyped and infomercialed SMC Specialty Merchandise Corporation business opportunity? The infomercial stars pitchman huckster Tom Bosley, who was the father on Happy Days.