Why is Lick’s Homeburgers & Ice Cream being killed off by its franchisor?

June 29, 2013

What franchisor sends this message to the retail market?

Licks valued customer

Is it in acting in bad faith by destroying all existing Lick’s franchisees’ equity?

  • Who would buy any of these outlets?


Media coverage:

The franchise bar, with perfect foreknowledge, will take what is left of their money in what will be (in the end) a hopelessly futile attempt at legal justice in Ontario. Talk to your premier and your small business loan provider not your a franchise lawyer.

Should Shell be criminally investigated in the latest gas-theft death?

September 30, 2012

Mr. Jayesh Prajapati, a 44 year-old Toronto gas attendant died while trying to prevent a gas-and-dash on September 15, 2012.

Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour has created a hotline (800-668-9138) to gather information on these vulnerable workers. He calls on police to investigate the business model that resulted in 2 deaths in Ontario within 13 months in the petroleum retail franchise sector.

Click to hear his 7:16 interview with the national public radio program, CBC’s As it Happens.

Did Shell “Know or could have reasonably been expected to know” serious injury could result by not having pre-pay only pumps?

Kevin O’Leary calls Chris Hedges a nutbar

October 10, 2011

Nice journalism. Nice manners.

CBC News, 7:00 on Occupy Wall Street

O’Leary’s bio. Ivey Advisory Board? Dragon’s Den? Shark Tank?


McLuhan: The Oracle of the Electronic Age

November 4, 2008

cbcradioThe content of any media is of secondary importance. The telephone, television, (ie. anything that extends man’s abilities) and business format franchising massages you.

I study the consequences of franchising like McLuhan studied the effects of media.

A great little smorgasbord of McLuhan’s catholic interests. Click Number 12 for an excellent short interview. (Listen how in 1966 he explained the internet, electronic knowledge.) Understand something so you know how to turn off the button.

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