The INFO Franchise Newsletter
April 1, 1999
Les Stewart Loses
Former Nutrilawn franchisee, Les Stewart, (Head of the Canadian Alliance of Franchise Operators Tel: (705) 737-4635), has been ordered the pay Nutrilawn $74,000 in damages, unpaid fees and royalties.
Justice Katherine Swinton of Ontario Court, General Division found that Nutrilawn made no misleading statements nor deliberately withheld information and further noted that Ontario has no legal requirement for franchisors to disclose capital requirements or full earning information. Stewart claimed that Nutrilawn’s lack of disclosure about earnings of actual franchisees misrepresented the truth about his earnings potential.
Sales projections in Nutrilawn’s literature ranged from $180,000 to $ 1 million. Stewart claimed that when he purchased his franchise in 1992, he wasn’t told 70% of the 20 franchises in the system were making less than the lowest earnings projection in the literature.
Larry Maydonik, president of Nutrilawn (Tel: (416) 620-7100) says “Stewart’s financial difficulties were a result of his own inefficiency and poor decisions and that this is the first time in the system’s 11 year history that they have terminated a franchisee.”
Nutrilawn did not renew Stewart’s franchise in 1997. Stewart has been operating an independent lawn care company since.
Nutrilawn sued Stewart for breach of contract.
Stewart claimed Nutrilawn did not renew his contract because he had become a franchisee advocate.
Reprinted with permission.
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the Canadian Alliance of Franchise Operators, CAFO (www.cafo.net).
2. In (June) 2003, Alex, Andrei and Andralex Food Services Inc. entered into an agency agreement with Les Stewart, CAFO founder
in a different aspects of the business Helps his client to find a best possible solution to their problem.
Testimonial for Mr. Les Stewart from Mr. Andrei & Alex Oudovikine
November 16, 2004
Mr. Les Stewart has been engaged as a business consultant to Andralex and its directors. Andralex recognizes Stewart has contributed significant resources, expertise and time. The three undersigned individuals owe each other the same duty of care as if they were business partners.
activity are the property of the partnership and not the named individuals.
Fee agreement: Andrei & Alexandre Oudovikine and Les Stewart, 2005
The three undersigned individuals have been
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7-Eleven (version Australia) and Big Franchising: conspiracies of fraud, extortion and theft.
I have defined Big Franchising and the role of industry
John Lorinc is extremely well qualified to write on this subject and the article reflects a very balanced viewpoint.
Report on Business magazine
January 1, 1999
Canadian Institute of Hamburgerology
July 20, 1979
Bachelor of Operations
This Certifies That
has successfully completed the
McDONALD’S MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
In testimony whereof our signatures are offered
This 20th day of July, 1979
George A. Cohen
Regional Training Manager
Note: Stewart was awarded the McDonald’s Silver Hat award in recognition of outstanding leadership characteristics.
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