The It’s A Grind Coffee House franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.
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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com) The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.
The It’s A Grind Coffee House franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the $500,000+ investment range.
The Forbes ranking for It’s A Grind Coffee House included the following assessment:
No. 2 It’s A Grind Coffee House
Sells tea and smoothies, as well as microroasted arabica bean coffee.
Average Initial Investment: $560,425
Initial Training Hours: 160
Growth rate: –16%
Franchisor Support: C
Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:
Forbes Worst Franchises with $500,000+ Investments
(With #1 being the worst)
#1 Country Kitchen International
Concept: Restaurants specializes in comfort food like meat loaf, fried steaks and apple pie.
#2 It’s A Grind Coffee House
Concept: Coffee shops that also sell tea and smoothies
#3 Tastee Freez
Concept: Soft-serve ice cream shops with walk-up and fast-food locations.
#4 Atlanta Bread Company
Concept: Fast casual restaurants selling soups, sandwiches and baked goods
Concept: Full service restaurant & bar
Concept: Full service family restaurant
#7 Bonanza Steakhouse
Concept: Family restaurant serves chicken, seafood and sandwiches, as well as steaks
#8 Desert Sun Tanning Salons
Concept: Tanning salons with sunbeds and spray-tan options
#9 La Salsa
Concept: Quickservice Mexican restaurants with strip center, freestanding and downtown locations
#10 Ground Round Grille & Bar
Concept: Full service restaurant & bar, founded by Howard Johnson’s in 1969.
See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:
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