7-ELEVEN Franchise Blues – A Protest Song

7-ELEVEN Franchise Blues – A Protest Song (An UnhappyFranchisee.Com Original)

7-Eleven Franchise Blues - A Protest Song(UnhappyFranchisee.Com) 7-Eleven Franchise Blues – A Protest Song is a satirical remake of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s classic “16 Tons,” except instead of the plight of coal miner’s, the focus is on the plight of 7-Eleven franchisees who claim they are victims of a predatory and exploitive scheme run by Dallas-based 7-Eleven, Inc. and its Tokyo-based overlords, retail giant Seven and i Holdings.

States the intro:

“A lawsuit filed by more than 1200 7-Eleven franchisees alleges that the company’s ‘Asset Protection’ team stalks, bullies and harasses innocent franchisees with the goal of seizing the valuable franchises some spent decades building.

“Under the leadership of CEO Joe DePinto, the Japanese-owned company then resells the franchises for windfall profits, the suit alleges.”

 

7-Eleven Franchise Blues – A Protest Song

by Franchisee Ernie Ford

 

I bought a 7-Eleven & what did I get?

Stalked & bullied & deep in debt.

Asset Protection says I must go…

My Store’s being re-sold by Joe DePinto!

 

From Mumbai to Delhi to Bangalore

They dream of running a convenience store

They pool their money & American Dreams

Of selling ice-cold Slurpees & magazines

 

Big Brother is watching with cameras & more

He sees every corner of every store

He’s watching from Dallas but don’t you know?

He takes his orders from Tokyo

 

If you see their lawyers better run and hide

Franchisees didn’t & a lot of them cried

If they want your store, no chance you stand

When Joe says he needs another hundred grand

 

I bought a 7-Eleven & what did I get?

Stalked & bullied & deep in debt.

Asset Protection says I must go…

My Store’s being re-sold by Joe DePinto!

 

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2 thoughts on “7-ELEVEN Franchise Blues – A Protest Song

  • August 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm
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    7-11 the WORST WORST WORST WORST AND WORST DEVILISH ..MODERN DAY SLAVERY FRANCHISE EVER ………………………..IDIOTS ARE THOSE WHO ARE STILL BUYING INTO THIS SYSTEM

    NEW STINT THEY WANT COFFEE CAPTAINS FOR 2 HOURS IN THE MORNING IN EACH STORE AND SAYS THAT IT WILL TAKE ABOUT 2 MONTHS TO BREAK EVEN ON THAT EXPENSE BUT WILL SURELY HELP

    A***H**** THEIR FC”S AND MARKET MGR. DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS XTRA LABOR BUT FORCE THEIR FRANCHISEES TO MUST HAVE THESE PPL ON THE COFFEE BAR TRYING TO GET PERSONAL WITH CUSTOMERS WHEN THEY ARE BARELY WAKING UP AND HV MILLION THOUGHTS IN THEIR MIND AND PLANNING THEIR DAY AHEAD.

    THESE DEVILS AT 7-11 ARE FORCING THEIR FRANCHISEES TO HIRE EXTRA LABOR FOR 2 HOURS EVERY DAY THRU WINTER HOW DO FRANCHISEES MAKE MONEY

    DIE 7-11 BURN IN HELL N WITH YOU ALL YOUR STUPID TEAM… 1ST TO GO TO HELL THOSE JAPANEESE AND JOE DE PINTO THEN ALL THE MARKET MGR FC AND ASSET TEAM .

    I HOPE 7-11 CEASE TO EXISTS

  • April 21, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    Ex franchisee 43 years wasted since depinto. . when he took gas money and made us pay 1000. Dollars amonth I had just bought house wife got cancer . Gross profit dropped w new food service program. Increased maintenance by 30 percent what fucking idiot negotiates contract like that. He should be fired and kicked in nuts every day. I lost new house and later my stores. I was once 5 the in country for food sales and lost 3 percent go worked 70 hrs week 43 yrs 15 yrs no days off .711 sucks ass don’t buy one ever .

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