As lawsuits grow, tempers flair, locations close and a consumer lawsuit accuses Deli Delicious of bullying franchisees & deceiving their customers, we’ve learned that long-time spokesperson and public relations contact Nate Gilbert left the company two months ago. What else is Mohammad Hobab and Ali Nekumanesh not disclosing? Sean Kelly
(UnhappyFranchisee.com) Amidst a growing number of lawsuits and a diminishing number of locations, long-time Deli Delicious spokesperson & marketing person Nate Gilbert seems to have departed the company in December, 2020.
The news comes as a surprise to many Deli Delicious franchise owners. Gilbert was their main, if not only, marketing contact.
Prior to joining Deli Delicious, Nate Gilbert ran his own painting business and was an amateur DJ.
DDFI is Silent on Their Spokesperson’s Departure
Deli Delicious franchise owners report that franchisor DDFI made no announcement and has not informed them of Nate Gilbert’s departure.
A press release distributed dated December 11, 2010 listed a Denise Marmolejo as Deli Delicious’ press contact.
It lists Denise Marmolejo’s contact information as the general office number (559) 435-5305 and Denise@Deli-D.com.
LinkedIn lists a marketing consultant based in Madera, CA named Stacy Marmolejo but lists no employment with Deli Delicious.
Franchise owners we’ve spoken to are not familiar with Ms. Marmolejo nor of the current marketing staff of DDFI.
Nate Gilbert was a Chief Spokesperson – and Apologist – for Deli Delicious Franchising Inc. (DDFI)
DDFI President & CEO Mohammad Hobab speaks limited English, so interview duties fell to Gilbert & EVP Ali Nekumanesh.
Nate Gilbert and Deli Delicious marketing came under fire as allegations arose that Deli Delicious continued to market its sandwiches as “Fresh” even after secretly switching to frozen bread.
A consumer lawsuit alleging false advertising and unfair trade practices was filed after Nate Gilbert left the company. [ ]
According to his LinkedIn profile, Nate Gilbert is currently employed as Sales Director at Endodontic SuperSystems, ESS a FlowPatterns Company
Endodontic SuperSystems was founded by Dr. Christopher Sabourin and provides practice management solutions for independent endodontists.
Representatives of Deli Delicious Franchising Inc. have not yet responded to requests for comment.
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