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
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