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IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BUYING ANY MTY OR KAHALA FRANCHISE LISTED BELOW, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU READ THIS WEBPAGE FIRST. YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THAT MTY, IT’S CEO ERIC LEFEBVRE AND AUDIT CHAIRMAN, GARY O’CONNOR MADE FALSE STATEMENTS TO INVESTORS TO COVER UP ALLEGED REGULATORY VIOLATIONS. YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT MTY RECEIVED $63.3 MILLION IN KICKBACKS OVER THREE YEARS. READ THE DETAILS BELOW.

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MTY Food Group Concepts

Updated March 25, 2021

MTY reported 152 store closures in the three-month period ending Q4, 2019. This is the company’s most recent quarterly report prior to Covid’s effect on North America. In response to a question about store closures, MTY CEO Eric Lefebvre said its “everywhere”, not just “one brand”, seeming to imply that the company’s store closure issue is across many or all of its brands.

Cold Stone disclosed a total of 271 franchisees ceased to do business with the company in a three-year period according to their 2018, 2019 and 2020 FDD’s and a total of $63.3 million in kickbacks within the same disclosures. MTY reported kickbacks within its federal disclosures for other brands as well (e.g. Papa Murphy’s (PDF pg. 48), Taco Times (PDF pg. 59)). Thus, MTY’s store closure issue existed prior to Covid and is likely a result of the negative effects the company’s kickback scheme has on franchise profitability.

  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Taco Time
  • Toujours Mikes
  • Baton Rouge
  • Scores
  • Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Tiki-Ming
  • Sukiyaki
  • La Crémière
  • Au Vieux Duluth Express
  • Panini Pizza Pasta
  • Villa Madina
  • Cultures
  • Thai Express
  • Vanellis
  • Kim Chi
  • TCBY
  • Sushi Shop
  • Koya Japan
  • Vie & Nam
  • Tandori
  • O’Burger
  • Tutti Frutti
  • Country Style
  • Buns Master
  • Valentine
  • Jugo Juice
  • Sub
  • Koryo Korean Barbeque
  • Souvlaki
  • Sushi Go
  • Mucho Burrito
  • Extreme Pita
  • PurBlendz
  • ThaiZone
  • Madisons New York Grill & Bar
  • Café Depot
  • Muffin Plus
  • Sushi-Man
  • Fabrika
  • Van Houtte
  • Manchu Wok
  • Wasabi Grill & Noodle
  • Tosto
  • Big Smoke Burger
  • Blimpie
  • Surf City Squeeze
  • The Great Steak & Potato Company
  • NrGize Lifestyle Café
  • Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill
  • Frullati Café & Bakery
  • Rollerz
  • Johnnie’s New York Pizzeria
  • Ranch One
  • America’s Taco Shop
  • Cereality
  • Tasti D-Lite
  • Planet Smoothie
  • Maui Wowi
  • Pinkberry
  • La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
  • La Diperie
  • Steak Frites St-Paul
  • Giorgio Ristorante
  • The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro
  • Houston Avenue Bar & Grill
  • Industria Pizzeria + Bar
  • Dagwoods Sandwiches and Salads
  • The Counter Custom Burgers
  • Built Custom Burgers
  • Pizza Delight
  • Ben & Florentine
  • Grabbagreen
  • Timothy’s World Coffee
  • Mmmuffins
  • SweetFrog
  • Casa Grecque
  • South Street Burger
  • Yuzu Sushi
  • Allô! Mon Coco
  • La Boite Verte
  • Eat Pure

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