DELI DELICIOUS Bakersfield Locations Closed as Franchise Chain Declines

All three Deli Delicious Bakersfield CA locations have reportedly closed, joining Elk Grove, Tracy and about a dozen other franchise-owned victims of the troubled franchise chain.   The Bakersfield Deli Delicious franchise owner is said to have lost upwards of $2M.

(  All three of the Bakersfield Deli Delicious franchise locations have reportedly closed.

Bakersfield Deli Delicious ClosedDeli Delicious 9801 Hageman Road, Bakersfield, CA CLOSED

Calls to the Deli Delicious at 9801 Hageman Road #200 in Bakersfield are answered by a recording:  “We’re sorry, but you’ve reached a number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service.”

Deli Delicious  9000 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, CA CLOSED

The phone for the Deli Delicious sandwich shop at  9000 Ming Ave, #O5, in Bakersfield, CA just rings and rings.

Deli Delicious 515 Panama Lane, Bakersfield, CA CLOSED

Deli Delicious BakersfieldNo one answers the phone at the Deli Delicious 515 Panama Lane, Bakersfield, CA either.  This location’s Facebook page has been deleted.

Email inquiries sent to the Deli Delicious Franchise Inc. home office, to Executive Vice President Ali Nekumanesh and to Customer Service have not been answered.

According to the Deli Delicious Franchise Disclosure Document, the Bakersfield franchises are owned by franchisees Navdip Badhesha (“Nav”) & Tarnvir Dhaliwal (“Lali”).

Those close to the franchisees who owned the Bakersfield stores say they have lost nearly $2,000,000 by trusting Mohammad Hobab, Ali Nekumanesh and Deli Delicious Franchise Inc.

Those close to the franchisees who owned the Bakersfield stores say they have lost nearly $2,000,000 by trusting Mohammad Hobab, Ali Nekumanesh and Deli Delicious Franchise Inc.

Deli Delicious ClosedDeli Delicious Elk Grove CA CLOSED.  Now Thriving as independent Roundhouse Deli

Deli Delicious disproves the myth that franchise ownership is necessarily a safer route than operating an independent business.

Many Deli Delicious franchise owners say they are fighting for survival not because of the pandemic, but because of a dictatorial and misguided franchisor whose greed has stalled growth and is bringing down the entire chain.

In 2018, company principals Mohammad Hobab and Ali Nekumanesh began forcing franchisees to replace their freshly baked bread with frozen loaves they are forced to  purchase from a company owned by Hobab and Nekumanesh.  The franchisor, Deli Delicious Franchise Inc., has diverted resources and focus from supporting franchisees and building the brand to promoting the bakery venture and suing franchisees and employees who opposed the mandate to lower quality, higher profit (at least for Hobab and Nekumanesh) bread.

Mohammad Hobab is so fierce in his mandate that franchisees only buy bread from the bakery he owns, court testimony indicated he threatened to castrate and kill an award-winning franchise owner and have his family deported to Iran.  (Read DELI DELICIOUS 8 Troubling Revelations From Unsealed Court Documents)

Deli Delicious is now believed to be the only sandwich chain in America that uses frozen-and-thawed bread for its core product.

The Once-Promising Deli Delicious Chain Appears to Be Self-Destructing… And Taking Franchisees With It

Deli Delicious franchiseDeli Delicious insiders confide that more closures are on their way.

Deli Delicious Franchise Inc. is reportedly trying to slow the shrinking of the chain by taking over struggling franchise stores, with little to no payment to the owners who already invested hundreds of thousands of dollars.

As reported, the 47-unit Deli Delicious Franchise Inc. is not registered and cannot legally sell new franchises to replace its closures… which now exceeds a dozen.

Failed, closed or transferred Deli Delicious locations include:

CA Bakersfield (Store #23) 9801 Hageman Road #200 Bakersfield, CA. 93312 (661) 829-2559 (Franchise owners Navdip Badhesha “Nav” & Tarnvir Dhaliwal “Lali”) CLOSED closed in Fall, 2020 (Last Review 8/20/20)

CA Bakersfield (Store #54) 9000 Ming Ave, #O5, Bakersfield, CA, 93311 (661) 858-0335 (Franchise owners Navdip Badhesha “Nav” & Tarnvir Dhaliwal “Lali”) CLOSED Closed November, 2020
Last review:  10/29/20

CA Bakersfield (Store #55) 515 Panama Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307(661) 491-3134  (Franchise owners Navdip Badhesha “Nav” & Tarnvir Dhaliwal “Lali”)  CLOSED Closed November, 2020

CA Chowchilla 1435 E Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610 (Phil Cheatham & Elizabeth Cheatham) Last Yelp Review 10/9/2019

CA Citrus Heights 5550 Sunrise Blvd, Ste 200, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 (Hesam Hobab 2017, 2018 FDD) Last Yelp Review 4/7/2018

CA Elk Grove  8450 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA  (916) 684-2167

“This business is closed! I work around the corner called to order a sandwich….it’s another deli now.”

CA Morgan Hill 15700 Monterey Rd, Ste 160, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 Store #52 (Narinder Thakur Singh _)(resold then closed)

CA Roseville 9213 Sierra College Blvd Ste 160, Roseville, CA 95661 Store #21 (Hamid Karimi) Last Yelp Review 2/8/17  (This was a co-branded location with Colorado Grill – founded by Ali Nekumanesh)

CA San Jose  2762 Aborn Rd, San Jose, CA 95121 Evergreen (Sharayh Bhullar “Jimmy” & Amarjit Gill
& Ravandeep Jhutty “Rammy”) Last Yelp Review 9/7/17

CA San Luis Obispo 862 E Foothill Blvd San Luis Obispo, CA 93405  Last Yelp Review 3/10/2018
Nate G. of Deli Delicious:  “Yes, regretfully, the Franchisee of the Deli Delicious restaurant, in San Luis Obispo, decided to close down his business. We regret any inconvenience this incident may have caused you.”

CA Tracy 2805 Naglee Rd, Ste 130, Tracy, CA 95304 #130 (Franchisee Miya S.)(Eric Sha)  Last Yelp review 12/19

CA Visalia 4130 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277-9144 559-627-3354 Last Yelp Review August 27, 2018 (Now Pickled Deli, Nicholas Huerta)

Deli Delicious Franchise Graveyard is Growing


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Elk Grove

Morgan Hill

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San Jose (Aborn)

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San Jose (Foothill)

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Bakersfield (Hageman)

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Bakersfield (Ming)

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Bakersfield (Panama)

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