Posted by Ro · January 19, 2010 12:21 pm
UPDATE: I’ve been reading all the comments… shocking and so sad! 🙁
My mom told me this yesterday. And apparently they are selling each store for $80,000 as is.
All of the stores near me are closed!
i just went out to lunch with co-workers & quiznos was closed. we went to another in the mall & surprise, that one was closed, too. guess i'm no longer eating at quiznos. -syracuse, ny
Our's is closed in OK too, but just figured it was the local economy.
5 of the 6 near me are also closed and I never see Quizons coupons anymore. Too bad, they were my favorite lunch spot.I searched the net for anything about Quiznos closing and came up with this blog.Minneapolis MN area
It seems many of the stores are closing. I've seen atleast 5 disappear within a 10 mile radious of my house. I used the store locater on quiznos.com to find one. I found a few but they're quite a drive. 🙁
Tacoma, WA area
Same here. The 4 around my part of town are all now closed within the last couple months. – Sherman Oaks – Los Angeles CA
Lots of Quiznos are closing because they are doing a number on all the Franchisee. Food cost have always been high and getting higher for the franchisee (not to mention other services they force on the franchisee). This is why Quiznos has always been more expensive than other sub shops. Now because of the economy they forced the franchisee to lower the customer prices without lower their food cost, on the contrary they increased it. Many franchisees were forced to buy there food elsewhere, Quiznos was not happy, especially because they take a percentage of the weekly order. Well, they hired an outside firm to investigate, give warnings (max 3), and fine (the franchisee) thousands of dollars until they ultimately close or turn the store over to the Franchise losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. It looks as they have been planning this for quite some time. Just befriend a Quiznos Owner and ask them about their franchiser, hear what they have to say. The product might be good but they are definitely not a good company, they are sucking the blood out of their own!!!!!
I owned a quiznos and lost everything I worked my whole life for. They do not care about the owners.The contract is the worst of all franchises. They force you to buy from them at inflated prices so much that they make millions selling products to the owners who are forced to close and file BK.These corporate idiots couldn't run there own in Denver all they care about is $$$$$$$$
I am a Quiznos franchise owner and I can definitly confirm that this is all true. And it is not even limited to the food cost, it is also all the hidden fees that come up once you have already signed the franchise agreement and paid the fees. Right now, I have been trying to contact Quiznos corporate regarding a major issue that is happening and they will not answer the phone, return calls or respond to e-mails and this have been over a month now! They do NOTHING to help this owners. My store does everything it can to keep customers happy and acquire new business but I am constistantly on a downward stretch in sales. It costs me more in expenses each day then the amount of sales I make. To sum it up, I have basically lost everything and made a huge problem in my life that will take years (if ever) to dig myself out of!
That is such a shame! I really enjoyed Quiznos subs and salads. It was a once a week treat for me. Now 2 have closed near me. Fortunately theres still one on my way to work I hope they dont go down as well. These corporations are just too darn wicked and GREEDY for their own good!!
Good read here. I am interested in changing my line of work into Franchising. I love Quiznos taste and style of business. However, making a profit at what you do is also important and sound like that is an issue. Do you current Quiznos owners think that corporate will get their act together and do some price cutting? Or is this price inflating a secret intent to be a fully corporate operating company?
I am also a store owner unfortunately..Take it from me everyone is correct in the comments posted..I have a top performing store and cant pay the bills..I have been in the system for many years..I am 100% sure they will not change the business practice..They hired Greg Brenneman to turn the ship around and he bailed within no time..I knew it was never going to happen for us..Google greg he has help many big name franchises turn around..So in closing stay very far away from this company..
The only good thing about Quiznos is the food. But as a previous owner who lost $200,000 with Quiznos. NEVER consider buying a location, if offered for free do not take it. You will lose your ass!
As a former owner in north georgia I to lost everything following the Corporation's so-called marketing plan, which is nothing more but "give away free or discounted sandwiches", and when that doesn't work its the franchisee's fault. The Franchise will not last too many stores closing not many new ones opening. I know for a fact that many more stores in North GA will close at the end of 2010.
Wow sounds like the Franchisees may have a class action suit!I have seen 2 stores close in my area in the last couple of months and they always seemed busy.
i love quiznos and am so sorry to hear about the corruption behind the scenes. to you owners who lost everything im really sorry
i was a quiznos frenchisee for 12 years in toronto canada and i had to closed down my store last monday.i lost all my money and time that i put to this frenchise because of leak of knowledge and manegment in this company.i wish good luck for the other frenchiee in canada.i offered my frenchise to my employee for free and he did not take it.can you believe that?
The last store near me, York, PA, just closed last week. After reading the posts and hearing from other business people it sounds like the Quiznos corporate people are trying to milk as much from a dead cow as possible, with no regard to the local store owners or employees. It's ashame because they had a good product and they managed to mess up something good. I was looking for a remaining open store to get one last sandwhich before they disappear, but after hearing what's going on in corporate Quizno's, I'll be eating at Subway.
Two Quiznos in San Diego have closed within the last month.
Truly unfortunate, They are closing all over the place in Milwaukee and Waukesha WI. What sucks is you look one up in your GPS only to travel there to find it has also closed. Most are closed, hard to find one open. You must call to confirm or just forget going. Worst part, great food…
2 just closed in Wilmington, NC…. just to add to the list
I left my job at BK to work for Quiznos because we were moving and Quiznos is where we were going to work when we moved. So 4 people out of a family of 5 that are old enough to work were working at the same store. I've worked there since March 2008. Now that we've moved here all the other stores were closing down. But they assured us that our store was always making its labor percentage and was not going to close up. Last week a store in the town I actually live in closed up and we were transferred all their stuff. Well this week we get a call telling us our last day is December 31st.
Part 2Basically my whole family is out of a job and during this time or year it's going to be hard to find another…..and with such bad weather to boot! Not to mention Christmas is here almost and we all bought presents for the kids and each other that we really can't afford now that we won't have the money to cover for what we spent in the forthcoming month! No compassion at all for the employees or managers for that fact.
I was a previous owner who closed up February 2010. A few nmonths later they found someone to re-open the closed store. They had him believing that I mismanaged the store and my closing had nothing to do with them or the economy. So now, there are 2 of us that lost it all at the same location. They should be gone within the next few years. How many more idiots are out there to open or re-open stores.
I’m a business writer at The Denver Post and am hearing that many corporate owned Quiznos are closing. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on the matter! email: dmigoya(at)denverpost(dot)com.
The Quiznos here in Frankfort Kentucky closed there doors for the last time today. I drove by on the way home from church last night and they were open and serving customers and as I was going to church tonight the signs on the door said they were permanently closed. The ironic thing is the Frankfort Kentucky Quiznos sent me and my wife coupons just 3 days ago.
I am a franchise owner for past 7 years!! The fools who run this company does not understand simple economics that when economy goes bad – people spend less on food. But still the QUIZNOS (Squeeze nose!!) comes out with expensive products and drop lots and lots of coupons out!! So that the owner gets hits more and the food cost goes very high!!!!!!!! But they stil get the royalty at the same level!!! They do not understand that “as with time, those who do not bend or adjust…they break so hard that they will never comeback!!” Now I am doing another job and paying my store bils!!!
I’m a new employee at a Quiznos in Maryland, and my store seems to be booming. The owner has two seperate stores on different sides of town, and while the one on the other side is slightly slower, both are doing great. She’s hired at least 3 or 4 people in the past month besides me. Quiznos has announced they will be closing many of their stores, but I’m pretty sure ours will be safe! There’s at least 5 within 20 minutes of my house that are open and busy all the time 🙂
Another store just closed in Wilmington, NC this week. That’s 3 in the last year. Very sad.
Two Quiznos have closed in the Maryland area. Both locations were in a well populated area. A third location has also closed, but it was in a terrible location.
I LOVED quiznos! I live in Harrisburg Pa and both have closed. All the surrounding ones have also closed. I go to school in Bloomsburg Pa and was happy to see they had a quiznos but it soon closed, reopened, and then closed again. I checked the store locator and it said my closest one is 33 min away but I bet if i called their probally closed to 🙁 I always ordered the SAME thing! Chicken bacon sub with honeymusterd & a lil mayo! Just thinking about how Ill never taste that wonderfullness again makes me sadddddd! 🙁
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