This article is a few months old, but makes for a good reminder:
The suit alleges Quiznos forces franchisees to buy food and supplies from the parent company, or its affiliates, at inflated prices, but sets artificially low prices for its products. That strategy makes stores unprofitable for franchisees, according to the suit.
The franchisees further allege Quiznos unlawfully sells franchises by leaving out or misrepresenting facts about its business operations. The plaintiffs seek lost investment funds in the suit.
Two similar suits against Quiznos, filed by Colorado and Arizona franchisees, were dismissed by Denver District Court judges in 2005. Those cases alleged Quiznos allowed franchisees to encroach on each others’ territories, overcharged for food and supplies, and misused advertising funds. A suit filed against Quiznos by 17 New Jersey franchisees last year remains open. Quiznos seeks the dismissal of this suit.
Quiznos denies the charges.