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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com) According to the Coleman Report, the default rate for Paciugo Gelato SBA-backed franchise loans is 24%.
That’s high enough to earn Paciugo Gelato a spot in our Worst Franchises by SBA Loan Default Rate (2014) list.
Why do Paciugo Gelato franchisees default on their SBA loans at such a disturbing rate? Please share your thoughts below.
According to the 2014 Paciugo Gelato Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD):
# of Paciugo’s franchise agreements 2011 – 2013 including transfers: 58
% of Paciugo’s franchise agreements ending in reacquisition, closures or transfers to new owners: 39% (23)
According to Entrepreneur magazine, the Paciugo Gelato franchise chain has been stalled out, with 42 U.S. locations in 2010 and 42 locations in 2013.
Why does Paciugo Gelato have a high 24% SBA loan default rate?
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