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PETITION to Save Veteran-Owned Small Businesses NOW

If you care about military veterans & their families, you’ll sign this petition!  Hundreds of veterans were sold a dream of business ownership as JDog franchise owners.  For many, that dream is a personal & financial nightmare as the franchisor terminates struggling veterans & resells their territories for new fees.  by Sean Kelly, Franchise Truth for Veterans

JDOG: Stop Terminating Veteran-Owned Businesses!

Dear Jerry & Tracy Flanagan:

JDog Franchises, LLC
1021 Old Cassatt Road, Suite 100
Berwyn, PA 19312

Dear Jerry & Tracy Flanagan:

It’s now public knowledge that JDog Franchising LLC has terminated nearly 300 veteran-owned franchises.

It’s known that veterans & military families continue to lose their investments & have recently closed their JDog franchises in Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, South Dakota, Pennsylvania & California.

It’s also clear that you have the power to immediately stop these tragic and devastating losses.

Like others who deeply value our military veterans and believe in protecting those who have protected us, I urge you to:

  1. Immediately stop demanding franchise royalty payments and stop terminating veterans who can’t pay,
  2. Immediately cease selling high-failure rate JDog franchises to veterans & military families,
  3. Agree not resume franchise sales until you can prove, with the performance of your own junk removal operations, that the business model & fee structure offered to franchisees are profitable & sustainable.

Jerry & Tracy, you have advertised your commitment to America’s veterans and military families for years.

This is your opportunity to demonstrate that Honor, Integrity & Trust is more than just an empty marketing slogan.

Both for your sakes and for the well-being of our cherished military veterans & their families, I urge you to do the right thing.

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God Bless America! God Bless Our Veterans!
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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  Hundreds of honest, hardworking veterans and military families invested in the American Dream of business ownership by becoming JDog Junk Removal franchise owners.
Through no fault of their own, these veterans are failing in record numbers… losing their savings, military retirement funds and, in some cases, their homes.
This petition is a public plea to Jerry Flanagan & his venture capital investor to STOP the failures by immediately by:
  1. Granting a six-month moratorium on franchise royalty payments,
  2. Suspending sales of new franchises for one year or longer,
  3. Revamping the JDog business model & fee structure to achieve a low-to-no failure rate before resuming franchise sales to veterans

JDog Once Claimed 300 Veteran-Owned Franchises.  Only 74 73 Owners Remain.

List of JDog Franchisees With Closed or Failed Franchises – UPDATED
Nearly 300 veterans from every branch of military service have had their JDog franchises terminated by their venture-capital funded franchisor in recent years.
This dire situation is only getting worse.  In recent months, veteran owners forced to shut down their JDog businesses include:
  • An Army National Guard Medic who completed three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan,
  • A 22-year U.S. Air Force veteran,
  • An Army veteran who served in Germany, Bosnia & Kuwait,
  • an Army Platoon leader deployed in Operation Iraqi freedom and Operation New Dawn,
  • a 6-year Coast Guard veteran who saved 293 people in 150 search-and-rescue missions, and
  • a 30-year Service Disabled Air Force Veteran with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, UAE, Africa & throughout the Middle East.

Despite the stress, desperation and trauma suffered by the struggling JDog owners and their families, the company has refused to grant any relief from its strict monthly royalty schedule – even during the pandemic.
Jerry Flanagan, JDog Franchises LLC & Julip Run Capital Has Raked in $20M+ “Churning” Veteran Franchises

The company at the top of what’s been called a “franchise pyramid scheme” is Berwyn, PA-based JDog Franchises, LLC, owned by Tracy & Jerry Flanagan.
Two non-veterans, Christopher J. Debbas & James R. Griffiths, provide funding through Julip Run Capital and serve as Chairman and VP, CFO respectively.
In addition to their initial $45,000 franchise fee, JDog franchise owners must come up flat-fee payments up to $2400 each month ($28,800 yearly) for each territory they operate in.
When veteran franchisees can no longer afford to make the payments, they are served with a default notice and are terminated.
JDog Franchises, LLC immediately seeks to sell the failed territory to new veterans for new fees.

Urge Jerry Flanagan & JDog Franchises to Stop Terminating Veterans & Military Families

Jerry Flanagan & JDog have made millions of dollars claiming to care about veteran depression, unemployment & suicide.
Urge them to demonstrate that commitment by suspending royalties, suspending new franchise sales & providing the support that will stop the escalating failures of their veteran-owned businesses.
OPEN INVITATION:  Unhappy Franchisee extends an open invitation to all those discussed to provide corrections, explanations, clarifications and/or rebuttals.  We will correct factual errors & alternative views fairly.  Anonymous or signed comments are welcome below or can be emailed in confidence to UnhappyFranchisee[at]Gmail[dot]com. 
Sean Kelly is an independent investigative journalist with 35 years of franchise industry experience.  Since founding UnhappyFranchisee.Com in 2006, his reporting has exposed & shut down several predatory franchise & investment schemes.  Sean Kelly is a franchise watchdog who prompted and aided the FBI investigation that shut down the 165-victim multi-million-dollar NY Bagel franchise scam and landed perpetrators Dennis Mason & Joseph Smith in federal prison.
Sean was featured in the ABC Four Corners expose of 7-Eleven wage theft in Australia and has served as an advisor to Dateline NBC.  He has withstood bullying, intimidation & frivolous lawsuits as high as $35M and never lost.  His crack editorial staff and fact checkers include Chick, Gem, Red, Pru & Joanie the Rescue Chicken.
Contact the author at UnhappyFranchisee[at]Gmail[dot]com
This initiative is dedicated to the memory of my father, Raymond J.Kelly, who served with the U.S. Navy during WWII and piloted a landing craft in the Normandy Invasion, D-Day, at Utah Beach… and my brother Paul, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.  Two honorable men that are deeply needed and dearly missed.
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