Supply chain, zee migraine
The Quiznos franchisees seem like a trusting bunch. It looks like they are trusting the new owners of the franchisor to bring down product costs, even though they've been stung on this so many times. It can be argued that franchisees should set up a company to handle all purchasing and distribution like Subway, DQ or Dunkin'. But Quizons franchisees aren't even insisting that their big settlement of their lawsuit is enforced. The settlement that was made before the bankruptcy required the franchisor to have annual supply chain audits by a disinterested third-party auditor. The results are supposed to be shared with all franchisees.
Once bit, twice shy and verify -- but with Quiznos franchisees, once bit trust the new nice guys more and deny.