BEAUTIFUL BRANDS: Another Camille’s Sidewalk Café Franchise Closes
Camille’s Sidewalk Café franchise closes in Bartlesville, OK after losing money for four years.
The Camille’s Sidewalk Café franchise in Washington Park Mall in Bartlesville, OK is the latest Beautiful Brands franchise failure.
According to a report in the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, the Camille’s Sidewalk Café franchise owner had been losing money for four years.
According to the August 05, 2012 story:
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe closes in Bartlesville
The local Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe closed its doors on July 29 at the Washington Park Mall.
According to owner Moe Nagaty, the restaurant was operating at a loss.
“We were losing money for the last four years,” said Nagaty.
At its closing, the restaurant employed about 15 workers and operated in Bartlesville for about seven years.
UnhappyFranchisee.com has been reporting that Camille’s Sidewalk Café, the much-hyped Beautiful Brands franchise success story, has suffered widespread closures.
In 2007, Beautiful Brands claimed that it had 100 Camille’s Sidewalk Cafés open and “more than 800 franchise agreements worldwide.”
According to a Franchise Disclosure document released by parent company Beautiful Brands in 2011, between 2008 and 2011, Beautiful Brands opened 24 Camille’s locations, but terminated, closed or not renewed 70 Camille’s franchises. Additionally, the Camille’s FDD shows that there were 20 franchise agreements signed for locations that had not opened.
In response to our report on the high SBA loan failure rates of the Camille’s Sidewalk Café franchise, and Camille’s inclusion in our Worst Franchises in America list, numerous former Camille’s franchise owners posted complaints regarding the alleged indifference, greed and lack of support of Beautiful Brands and its founder, David Rutkauskas.
Former franchisees report receiving letters from Beautiful Brands attorneys threatening them with legal action if they continue to share their negative opinions of Beautiful Brands or Beautiful Brands’ David Rutkauskas.
Also read: BEAUTIFUL BRANDS Franchise Complaints
CAMILLE’S SIDEWALK CAFE Franchise Complaints
WORST FRANCHISES IN AMERICA (by SBA loan defaults)
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To David, Camille, his family and non family who work or have worked at Beautiful Brands. I know you are all sitting back laughing at us former franchisees thinking these post won’t change anything for us. You’re right about that. My only satisfaction is the life full of paranoia you all will have. With the Internet your friends and family will see these post and be able to see the truth. It won’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Its easy to see that when you(David) talk about your success. It is always about your big sale to a unsuspecting new franchisee of your new unproven concept. It is never about about the success or combined success of your franchisee with one of your concepts. Its never about the franchisee who became rich investing their hard earned money into a Beautiful Brands concept. Why out of the the hundreds of franchisees sold has no franchisee came forward to defend or dispute all these post or to tell about their success with Beautiful Brands. The only satisfaction I see is as all your children grow up, your children will see these post and realize that the wealth they grew up with was stolen and not earned by destroying hundreds of families. That when you nonchalantly write a check for their Ivy League school that we are still struggling to swing getting our kids into community college on a scholarship. When we all bought into your con we all had a fair amount of money. David you know you cant open up one of your $500,000 concepts without cash in bank, and cash in your home with good credit. You and your entourage will always have to wonder what your family really knows and really thinks about your self proclaimed and self promoted success. Your family and family members who worked at Beautiful Brands will probably always have money not needing to work anymore. But for the non family members putting Beautiful Brands on a resume will hopefully carry the same stigma as working for Enron.