- Interested in buying a franchise? Learn from this guy (owner of 100 KFCs)
Many would-be entrepreneurs find the idea of franchising alluring.
Someone with a proven business concept creates a system and that can be sold to - and replicated by - multiple individuals.
Sounds great, but sometimes things go wrong.
Whitfield gave Nkukhubox (the franchisor) Managing Director Itumeleng Mpatlanyana a chance to respond to Steyn.
Whitfield also asked Phitidis to weigh in and to talk about franchising in general.
For more detail; listen to the interviews in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
I bought a franchise from Nkukhubox about a year ago. I paid the full amount of R741 200, and I never received a store. They just started avoiding us, never signed contracts and refused to refund us. We’ve exhausted all our funds with lawyers and we’re desperate for some help. They refuse to settle.— Alicia Steyn
Yes, we did receive the money… The contractor we initially had – Global Container Project – we paid them for three containers… he disappeared on us… that’s what caused the delay… In April Alicia’s store was 90% complete… that’s when we received a lawyer’s letter from her stating they’re cancelling the agreement…— Itumeleng Mpatlanyana, Nkukhubox
I dispute the assertion that we’re not communicating.— Itumeleng Mpatlanyana, Nkukhubox
When Alicia cancelled the contract we sent her a settlement offer… She refused…— Itumeleng Mpatlanyana, Nkukhubox
She’s had people threatening my life and my family!— Itumeleng Mpatlanyana, Nkukhubox
It sounds to me that he has been overambitious in how he went to market.— Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator
Don’t believe anything a franchisor tells you!— Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator
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