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Where’s the Beef? You’re Terminated!

Imagine if you were a franchisee and a mystery shopper from the franchisor anonymously visited your store and ordered a sandwich.  The meat in the sandwich you served happened to be 1/2 an ounce smaller that the standard 4.5 ounces.  Would it be fair to lose your franchise because of default?  You did break the rules, eh?  But what if was really a charade to encourage compliance?This was the situation a Denver court had to deal with.    The final judgment was that Quiznos had in fact breached the contract by wrongfully terminating the defendants, and awarded them $349,797.http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2009/01/quiznos_gets_grilled_in_a_new.php

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