Quiznos franchise owners are forming a new franchisee association.
We wish them the best of luck. With widespread unit closures and one of the worst franchisors of any major franchise chain (one that also seems to be on the brink of a financial meltdown), they are going to need all the luck they can get.
Here’s the recent press release announcing the formation of the Quiznos Franchisee Association (QZFA):
Quiznos Franchise Owners Announce Formation of Association
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (Aug. 25, 2011) – In an effort to unite Quiznos Restaurant franchise owners, we are pleased to formally announce the formation of the Quiznos Franchisee Association (QZFA). QZFA will provide Quiznos franchise owners a platform to advocate for improved profitability, transparency and stronger franchisor-franchisee relationships in order to enrich the value of the Quiznos brand.
“This is a pivotal time for Quiznos franchise owners; we now have an opportunity to unite on common issues and protect our investments for the future of our businesses,” explained Michael Slater, vice president of the Quiznos Franchisee Association.
QZFA is committed to providing a united voice for franchisees and needs members who are ready and willing to make positive contribution to the future of the brand. Quiznos franchise owners are eligible for QZFA membership.
“Membership in QZFA is essential for Quiznos franchise owners who desire to be profitable and have a voice in how their business is operating,” said Steve Bawden, executive director of Quiznos Franchisee Association.
The mission of QZFA is to build and promote an environment, which fosters productive collaboration to enhance the long-term value of the Quiznos brand, while growing franchisee revenue and profitability.
“By joining QZFA, we will be united for the first time in the history of Quiznos. We will have one voice and can make a difference in saving our investments and our future,” said Andre Bonyadian, franchise owner, Los Angeles, Calif.
QZFA board members are committed to uniting Quiznos franchise owners in order to achieve the mission of the association and ensure a sustainable future. The board members and leadership is:
· Kevin Tackett, President
· Michael Slater, Vice President
· Keith Rentschler, Secretary and Treasurer
· Robert Caldwell, Director
· Andre Bonyadian, Director
· Randy Hart, Director
· Tushar Patel, Director
QZFA will open for membership within the next few weeks. Franchisees will be able to join via a new website. QZFA will also be looking to connect with owners and operators through Twitter account (@QFranchisees) and Facebook.
The Quiznos Franchisee Association is a community of Quiznos franchise owners dedicated to growing franchisee profitability, transparency, enhancing the value of the Quiznos brand and strengthening franchisor-franchisee relationship. QZFA serves as the voice for members committed to protecting their investment for a sustainable future. QZFA is the only association officially sanctioned by Quiznos to represent franchisees.
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