- abandon your investment,
- sell (deadbeat-to-deadbeat via il duce) or
- take your business independent.
I did #3 and my gross margin improved 20% immediately and I lived to fight another day.
There was legal stuff but that was going to happen anyway.
They said it couldn’t be done.
But they were liars about that too (d’oh). Since no one believes them anymore , they send franchisees to smear shit about.