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Top Commented Stories
Cuppy’s Coffee, Elite Manufacturing Franchise Complaint on Rip-off Report February 16, 2008 (300+)
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Attorney Rudy Harper & Assistant Desiree (Reportedly) Resign September 11, 2008 (240+)
Does Cuppy’s Coffee or Elite Manufacturing Owe You Money? June 5, 2008 (100+ Comments)
CUPPY’S COFFEE: List of Locations, Status September 2, 2008 (90+ Comments)
CUPPY’S: Robert Dale Nabors, Fugitive From Justice May 3, 2009 (50+ Comments)
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Lawsuits Filed v. Cuppy’s, Elite Manufacturing August 28, 2008 (50+ Comments)
CUPPY’S COFFEE FRANCHISEES CALL DALE NABORS July 8, 2008 (40+ Comments)
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Moving to Sweet Home Alabama August 4, 2008 (30+ Comments)

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Cuppy’s Coffee Franchise, Elite Manufacturing, Medina Complaints
CUPPY’S COFFEE, Java Jo’z, Elite Manufacturing, Medina Blogliography

Cuppy’s Coffee Posts by Date
CUPPY’S: Benefield’s Get Press June 24, 2009
CUPPY’S: Franchisees Confront Dale Nabors (video) June 1, 2009
CUPPY’S: Dale’s “I have done nothing wrong” Interview May 21, 2009
CUPPY’S: Dale Nabors, Hero, on ABC May 21, 2009
CUPPY’S: Franchisees Ambush Dale Nabors May 20, 2009
CUPPY’S: Help Update the List of Locations, Status May 20, 2009
CUPPY’S: Dale Nabors Court Date Looms May 19, 2009
CUPPY’S: CEO Dale Nabors Faces Felony Charges May 6, 2009
CUPPY’S: Robert Dale Nabors, Fugitive From Justice May 3, 2009
CUPPY’S: Medina Gang Hawking San Gelato Franchises April 16, 2009
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Will New Cafe Fly in Eagle, ID? February 21, 2009
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Ott Battling the Odds in MI February 20, 2009
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Cafe Opens in Mansfield, OH February 20, 2009
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Who’s Suing Them Now? February 8, 2009
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Ochsenreiter Sues Medina & FranSynergy for $132M October 10, 2008
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Attorney Rudy Harper & Assistant Desiree (Reportedly) Resign September 11, 2008
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Employees Bid Fond Farewell to Dale Nabors August 29, 2008
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Lawsuits Filed v. Cuppy’s, Elite Manufacturing August 28, 2008
CUPPY’S COFFEE & Funding Solutions LLC August 28, 2008
Does Cuppy’s Coffee or Elite Manufacturing Owe You Money? June 5, 2008
CUPPY’S COFFEE: List of Locations, Status September 2, 2008
CUPPY’S COFFEE GOES TO COURT July 12, 2008
CUPPY’S COFFEE FRANCHISEES CALL DALE NABORS July 8, 2008
AAFD & CUPPY’S COFFEE: Best Friend’s Forever… or MORE?! July 6, 2008
Cuppy’s Coffee / Elite Manufacturing Infuriates Franchisees With Form Email June 21, 2008
Does Cuppy’s Coffee or Elite Manufacturing Owe You Money? June 5, 2008
To Cuppy’s Coffee and Elite Manufacturing… May 6, 2008
Cuppy’s Coffee, Medina Enterprises, Elite Manufacturing Sold April 22, 2008

Cuppy’s Coffee & Java Jo’z Interviews:
CUPPY’S COFFEE:  Interview with Franchisee Criston Menz
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Interview with Franchisee Mary Patrick
CUPPY’S COFFEE/JAVA JO’Z:  Interview with Robyn & Corey Rivera
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Interview With Franchisee Rick Noem
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Interview with Franchisee Mike Herber
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Interview with Franchisee Daniel Suarez & Jaime Schneider
CUPPY’S COFFEE: Interview with Franchise Owner Joshua Miranda
CUPPY’S COFFEE: An Interview With Franchisee David Morgan

2007: Java Jo’z & Cuppy’s Controversy
September 4th, 2007 Franchise Times Recounts Cuppy’s Coffee’s “Blog Attacks,” Scoble Incident
March 9th, 2007 Java Jo’z’ Roy Snowden Gets Four Years Jail Time
February 2nd, 2007 Scott Allen Covers Cuppy’s Coffee & FranchisePick on ABOUT.com
January 31st, 2007 Cuppy’s Coffee Emerges with Spirit Undeterred…
January 31st, 2007 Cuppy’s Coffee: In-house Attorney Attempts to Set Record Straight
January 29th, 2007 Dear Blogosphere: How Should Companies React to Negative Blog Posts?
January 29th, 2007 Steven Lewis on Disappearing Scoble Posts
January 27th, 2007 Companies Can Purge Blogs & Search Engines of Controversy
January 27th, 2007 Bloggers alarmed at Scoble’s Deleted Posts, Cuppy’s Coffee situation
January 26th, 2007 The Death of the Blogosphere OR Who’s Killing the Cuppy’s Java Jo’z Blog Dialogue?
January 24th, 2007 Java Jo’z Snowden Is Granted Second Motion to Continue Sentencing
January 19th, 2007 Why Java Jo’z problems are Cuppy’s problems
January 7th, 2007 Franchise Watch: Java Jo’z, Emerald Coast Mfgr., Roy Snowden


A Chronology of a Failed Franchise:
Mary Patrick shares the details of how it it took 22 months to open her Cuppy’s Coffee franchise, and only 8 months to close:
Mary Patrick: Finding a Site (Months 1-6)
Mary Patrick: Site Plan & Lease (7 Months)
Mary Patrick: Construction Nightmare 1 (MCSI 3 Months)
Mary Patrick: Construction Nightmare 2 (5 Months)
Mary Patrick: Grand Opening to Closing (8 Months)

Cuppy’s Coffee and its previous and related entities (Java Jo’z, Emerald Coast Manufacturing, Elite Manufacturing, Medina Enterprises, Medina Management, Specialty Coffee Coop, and now FranSynergy) have been prolific and controversial producers of unhappy franchisees throughout their few years of existence. This small company has created a nearly unprecedented crop of unhappy franchisees under the Java Jo’z, Cuppy’s Coffee and Elite Manufacturing entities. Many franchisees were “preapproved” for financing from the company and gave Elite $30K – $52K “refundable” deposits. When they were unable to secure funding, Elite refused to return their money. Those who did get funding and a location have worse stories of construction delays, lack of support, and individual losses of approaching half a million dollars.
Criston Menz writes that she’s been trying since March, 2007 to get the $35,900 refundable deposit Cuppy’s Coffee owes her.

Robin & Corey Rivera have been trying to get the $30,000 deposit they gave for a Java Jo’z since 2006.

Other reading:

Unhappy Cuppy’s Coffee Franchisees:
Lina & Lee
Cuppy’s Coffee Franchise, Elite Manufacturing, Medina Complaints
CUPPY’S COFFEE, Java Jo’z, Elite Manufacturing, Medina Blogliography

 

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