REVIVE ENERGY MINT Franchise Complaints

Revive Energy Mint Franchise complaints:  Have you had any dealings with the Revive Energy Mint franchise opportunity or with its affiliates Sito Marketing LLC or RyLo Products LLC?  Please share a comment about your experience – good or bad – below, as well as advice for those considering a Revive Energy Mint franchise.

( Revive Franchising LLC, based in Englewood, Colorado, offers franchises for the sale of its energy products through the use of vending machines and rack displays under the Revive trademark.  The total investment required for a Revive Energy Mint franchise is between $19,200 and $175,982.

[Also read: REVIVE ENERGY MINTS Vending Franchise: What Happened?]

Revive Franchising LLC began offering Revive franchises in March, 2010.  Its affiliate, Sito Marketing LLC, previously offered Revive Energy Mints as a business through business opportunity sales or seller assisted marketing plan arrangement for sale of their mints, along with vending and display equipment.  Their affiliate RyLo Products, LLC, manufactures the Revive Energy Mints.

A current company franchise advertisement states:

The Revive Energy Mint Distributorship Program is designed for the entrepreneur who wants the freedom that owning your own business can provide. Revive Energy Mints provide a personal coach to help guide you and help you to make the most of your business. Revive Energy Mints contain a proprietary healthy energy blend that appeal to all types of consumers including athletes, professionals, and regular people looking for a healthy boost to help increase their mental and physical performance. Revive Energy Mints contain the same energy boost as a leading energy drink and are packed with the antioxidant superfoods acai berry, goji berry and mangosteen.

Revive Franchising LLC Management Team

As of 4/15/2010, the management team disclosed in the Revive Franchise Disclosure Document listed:

  • Logan Chierotti, Founder & Member, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ryan Russo, Founder & Member, Chief Creative Officer
  • Ken Wilczek, President & CEO
  • William Wotochek, Vice President of Expansion
  • Mike Molinaro, Executive Coach


Source:  Revive Franchising LLC Franchise Disclosure Document dated 4/15/2010

134 thoughts on “REVIVE ENERGY MINT Franchise Complaints

  • October 31, 2011 at 3:07 pm


    On LinkedIn there’s a Colin Erdman who worked for Revive Franchising:

    Colin Erdman
    Manager, Worldwide Logistics & Business Systems
    Revive Franchising
    Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Food & Beverages industry
    January 2009– November 2010 (1 year 11 months)Greater Denver Area

    Oversaw all aspects of information technology and systems. Additionally, oversaw all aspects of supply chain management: import/export, regulatory compliance, customs compliance etc. Also developed proprietary sales systems, eCommerce systems, and integrated corporate, production and fulfillment sites electronically.

    Colin has 1 recommendation (1 co-worker) including:
    3rdDanny J., Marketing Specialist, Revive Franchising

    Logan Chierotti is also listed on LinkedIn

    Logan Chierotti
    Co-Founder -Chief Marketing Officer
    August 2008– December 2010 (2 years 5 months)

    Created and developed franchise model and distribution program for Revive Energy Mints. Successfully grew the Revive brand into a household name and grew the Revive franchisee and distributor network to over 400 people across the United States, Canada and The U.K.

    Logan has 3 recommendations (3 reports) including:
    3rdBravo V., Director, Bravo’sWorld, LLC
    3rdDanny J., Marketing Specialist, Revive Franchising

    If any of these employees would like to tell their side of the story or correct any inaccuracies on this site, they should feel free to leave a comment or email us in confidence at UnhappyFranchisee[at]

  • October 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Has anyone contacted Colin or Logan via Linkedin or any other methods?

  • October 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    i became a distributer for revive in june of 2009, and have always had problems with the so called coaching from paul and revive so many promises and now no contact in forever. is there any new news on what we can do i am on board with anything if someone will give some infomation. thanks

  • October 31, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    i bought in to revive in 2009 and would love to help get this crooks please let me know what we can do i am on board

  • November 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    We just sent out an email newsletter with an update on the Revive Victims Coalition restitution and activity efforts. If you’re a franchisee or distributor and would like to receive updates, email your contact info to UnhappyFranchisee[at]

    FYI we posted three new articles on Revive Energy Mints. See the updated list here:

    Revive Energy Mints for sale:

    Revive Vending Machines for sale:

    To list your machines or mints, email us at UnhappyFranchisee[at]

  • November 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I bought a franchise in FEb 10, all was ok, I am dissapointed and on board for any way we could get some of our money back.

  • November 17, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I noticed Revive is a member of VET-FRAN. Are there any veterans in this coalition?
    Reference google map: 945 W Kenyon Ave Englewood CO photo
    Warehouse (fulfillment) 22100 E 26th Ave Aurora CO photo
    Let’s call the officer in-charge to check these locations for possible leads.

  • November 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I purchased a franchise and distributorship in April 2009 and have my original paperwork. The mint product is a good one and if a supplier/manufacturer can be found then I would like to continue selling it. As for the franchisors, I will be happy to join in the fight to reclaim our investments. Someone mailed me a listing of things to do from Las Vegas NV and it was the first I had heard they were a scam. Tried to contact them numerous times over the past month or so without any success. I can be contacted through my e-mail: [redacted]


  • November 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Larry: contact us at UnhappyFranchisee[at] for info on joining the group fighting to reclaim investments. We’ll also send you a list of sources to buy mints from distributors who have inventory for sale.

  • November 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I was told that I could purchase these vending machines to sell energy mints and make a living without a nine to five job. I paid over $14,000 for the machines and product. I was also told that Paul Haverstick would be my coach along the way to make sure I was successful.

    Within the 3 day grace period of buying the machines, I expressed my concern that the area I lived was not conducive for success. Paul talked me into not going back on my decision. Shortly after I received the machines and product, I could no longer get a hold of Paul. He no longer returned my emails and calls. As I suspected, I could not be successful with this product in the area I lived. I was out 14 thousand dollars with nothing to show for it. I feel that I was scammed, and this was Paul and his teams goal all along.

  • November 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Reception to the product was fairly good and with all the website improvements, product and branding improvement, penetration into some better name retailers (if true), clothing with logos etc..this may have been one of the most elaborate and well planned scams as it went on for several it possible that they just went out of business because they couldn’t capture more of the market against the big hitters like Red Bull and 5 Hour?..I paid $13,000 for 30 machines and various supplies..Paul seemed so earnest in his desire to help at the time ..I guess a sucker (me) is born every minute.

    Anyone need some machines real cheap?

    Anyone thinking of taking on the product and doing it honestly and professionally?


  • November 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm


    I’m in a bit of a different situation than most. I bought 100 machines and a ton of the product for the machines from a person who didn’t want to mess with it anymore in March of this year. Once I paid the cash and picked up the machines and product, the seller signed over the franchise paperwork to me. I’ve more than made my money back, but I was called from another franchisee in my area and was told the news of Sito/Rylo going out of business.

    I suppose my major question is whether this scam is isolated to the owners of those who sold people their franchises or is it tied in to the manufacturer of the mints as well? This is a tangled web for sure and makes selling my vending company that much more difficult since I really can’t include the full revive franchise.

    I’d love to be a part of this class action, but I fear that I can’t prove any monetary damages. The most I would be able to do is give the confirmation of PH’s crap talk.

    Not to get too off topic or ramble too much, but once I’m out of the mints, I’ll be finding some other product to put into the machines. Adapt.


  • December 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I am just wondering how people are doing and if anyone can update me about how the Case Action Law Suit is going?

  • December 6, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I sent a post a few days ago and I don’t see it posted.

    If we can find the manufacturer, I would be willing to continue selling the mints as they are popular and it does not seem like anyone knows who the manufacturer is.

  • December 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I have mints and machines for sale. Please contact me directly if you are interested in buying mints and/or machines at 803-917-4989 or contact me at

  • December 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I am a sucker that has been dealing with this LOSS for some time now. 2009 seems to be a good year from what I have read through thus far. My “coaching” experiences have always been filtered through to the smoothest talker they had, Paul. And no matter what scenario I shared with him (most of the problems were that NO one liked the product and b/c of that, NO one would allow a machine), he always stated that the product tasted great and that I need to pursue more. Keep trying. Really? I had one of the FEW businesses that allowed me to leave a machine with them say that they were SO embarassed and the people that would come to them in their lobby upset, spitting out the mints, and even had some swearing at them for having such a nasty thing in their business. So I had to remove the machine to spare any relationship with that business owner. The product is too strong. But my two cents (okay, way more than that) is the fact that I have been stuck with this product with no way out. And I have not heard from Paul in a LONG time. I have wanted out of this for some time b/c it never felt right the way I was being manipulated. I never considered myself a gullible person until this. This is my number one regret in life. If anyone wants to buy any product or vending machines, don’t hesitate to call. And I will be looking in to what more can be done for me as a suckered business owner. :-(

  • December 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I forgot to list a source of contact if anyone is interested in product, etc. [redacted] Thank you. And I wish EVERYONE touched by this success in being compensated in some form for our losses.

    Brenda: please contact the Revive owners group at UnhappyFranchisee[at] thanks.

  • December 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    It seems like some people loved the mints and others hated the mints. I personally liked them, however I am very curious to know how the mints could be improved when the company which makes them could make some for us? What sort of taste, caffeine content, natural plants could be used to improve the mints overall saleability?

  • December 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    well I got a 18,000.00 screw job, anyway to get your money back or is anyone having any luck. you can contact me [redacted]

  • December 9, 2011 at 2:41 am


  • December 9, 2011 at 2:44 am


    [We will. Feel free to email UnhappyFranchisee[at] – ADMIN]

  • December 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Is there anything we need to do to become apart of the law suite? I am curious to what is happening if anything?

  • December 31, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I too purchased a franchise in January of 2011. I was reluctant at first after speaking with Richard Gates. He was very pushy and wanted me to make a decision over the phone after just talkingto him for 10 minutes. I told him I wanted to think it over and he kept pushing. That should have been my clue, but we’ll live and learn. I did contact some of the testimonial people they gave me and they all said this was a great business(THANKS GUYS!!!) After purchasing the franchise, I did get some of the coaching(if thats what you call it) to me it was a standard sales pitch training, from Paul Haverstick and started placing machines and going to the local convienent stores. The reception to the product was not very favorable and when I needed help from PH, he was gone. I was just starting to get some sales when in late August i couldn’t get any one at REvive to contact me.

    I want to also be part of this lawsuit and would love to meet “Mr.” Haverstick…

  • January 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Happy New Year, everyone.

    FYI Revive ranked high in the December, 2011 UNHAPPY FRANCHISEE 25 ranking both in terms of readership and comments.

    Thanks for commenting. Here’s to a happier 2012!

    See December’s rankings here:
    UNHAPPY FRANCHISEE 25 – December 2011

  • January 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I have read the comments regarding Revive and I have a queation. Over 1 year ago I considered the Revive vending opportunity but I found another energy mint company in Winnepeg, Canada that was a lot cheaper.

    I bought 5 macines but have not been able to get any businees that would allow me to locate my machines.

    Could anyone suggest the type of businesses that have been successful locations?



  • January 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    That is very interesting Ken. What is the name of the energy mints from Winnepeg?

  • January 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I received an email from the Colorado State Attorney office in response to my complaint and the respone was: :”Unfulfilled contracts are among the collateral damage in the closing of a business. However, there is nothing criminal in a closed business refusing to refund, or being unable to fulfill contracts. Only in rare occasions would such behavior be criminal, such as when a business knowingly sold contracts with the intent to close the business before the contracts could be fulfilled.”
    So basically it’s ok to scam people and get away with it because its not criminal. No wonder why these guys constantly get away with SCAMS, they are allowed too!!!

  • January 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Can we get anymore bad news!!!

  • February 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Has anyone heard any information concerning our case????

  • February 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    no, I have not received any updates on the case. I would like to know if it is moving forward.
    Ken: My best producing locations are bars.

  • February 12, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I have not heard anything else. Looks like we’ll take our liking and hopefully learn from these crooks.

    I do have allot of machine mints and boxes of product if anyone is interested please let me know.


  • March 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I still have 3,600 vending mints to sell if anyone is interested let me know. Thanks

  • January 14, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    They got me for $1000. I never felt comfortable with the guys and I smelled a rat. I did some research and stumbled across a disgruntled employee who posted the sales pitch on the internet and I knew at that time they were a shady outfit. I hope you guys are able to recoup your investments. Best wishes.

  • August 3, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Anyone know any updates on the investigation? I never received a questionnaire from Dept of Justice.

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