7-Eleven, Inc. allegedly seized the franchise store that took Dilip & Saroj Patel 19 years to build.
(UnhappyFranchisee.Com) Please leave a comment below urging 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto to either give the Patels back their store, or pay them what it’s worth!
When we receive enough comments, we will send this petition to Mr. DePinto via registered mail.
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President and Chief Executive Officer
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh St., Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75201
Dear Mr. DePinto:
It is our understanding that on December 4, 2013, the “loss-prevention” team of 7-Eleven, Inc. bullied, threatened and coerced 19-year franchisees Dilip & Saroj Patel into relinquishing their 7-Eleven franchise without receiving compensation, written proof of the allegations made, or the opportunity to appeal.
We don’t know how things work in 7-Eleven’s home country of Japan, but in the United States of America we believe in the doctrine of “Innocent until Proven Guilty.”
We believe that those being accused of criminal wrongdoing have a right to examine and refute alleged evidence against them.
And we do not believe that a family business that took 19 years of investment and hard work to build should be taken away in an instant by a corporate bully – just because it has the power to do so.
Mr. DePinto, we the undersigned urge you and 7-Eleven, Inc. to do the right thing, and to reinstate the Patel family as the franchisees of their Riverside, CA franchise until such time as you present them with irrefutable evidence of the fraud you claim they committed, and give them a fair hearing to present their side of the story.
If you no longer wish to have the Patel family as 7-Eleven franchisees, we ask that you provide them with fair compensation for the value of their franchise, or give them ample opportunity to resell their franchise to a third-party.
We understand that 7-Eleven, Inc. has the massive financial power of one of the world’s largest corporations behind it.
However, you should understand that Americans value law-abiding, hardworking small business owners as much as we detest corporate bullies.
WE have the power to speak out against the unfair treatment of the Patels and others like them, and to spend our money with retailers who demonstrate ethical business practices.
The Customers of 7-Eleven
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