Published on 10 May 2022 Time 2 min read Last update by 20 Jun 2024

Deli Delicious: The Franchise That Won’t Play Fair (2024)

194532f0 2c56 42bf b1f7 1a8bd2021bd5 scaled

Deli Delicious Franchising has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Deli Delicious is a franchise that operates by implementing misleading strategies and not acting in good faith with its franchisees. As a result, the board of directors has asked for money from a franchisee by compromising their favoritism. This article will explore Deli Delicious‘s shady business practices in further detail.

About The Industry

Deli Delicious
The food industry is a significant contributor to regional economies and the U.S. economy. It is a stable industry in terms of employment and labor income due to the consistent demand for food. In addition, it employs 1.46 million workers and accounts for about 13% of all U.S. manufacturing employment. It is an industry that has developed important innovations over time, quickly responding to the changes in consumer demand and meeting the needs of 320 million American consumers.

What is happening in Deli Delicious Franchising?

Deli Delicious
implements misleading strategies that result in hardships for its franchisees. For example, it has been known to offer product rebates that may be initially favorable, but end up disadvantaging the franchisees.

Rebates gained by DDFI (Deli Delicious Franchising Inc.) have caused hardships for many franchisees due to overpricing by approved vendors. Though legal for rebates to reach any level the franchisor wants, they are not acting in good faith by being the sole provider of bread and having a third party deliver for even higher costs to franchisees.

 In addition, the board of directors has asked for money from a franchisee by compromising their favoritism. Something unquestionable that should not happen.

poop 911

DDFI board member borrowed $10,000 from a franchisee. Compromising that board member’s position and perception of favoritism or not acting in good faith of all other franchisees.

Complaint Source: FTC Mobile. (02/05/2019).


 It is clear that Deli Delicious Franchising is not acting in good faith with its franchisees. The company’s misleading strategies and lack of transparency are putting franchisees at a disadvantage. Deli Delicious needs to make changes if it wants to stay in business. Otherwise, it will continue to lose the trust of its franchisees and the public.

Speak to a franchise specialist today.

Discover which franchise is best for you.

Speak to a franchise specialist today

Access to unbiased franchise data.

Easy to access franchise data for everyone from first time franchise buyers to institutional investors buying whole franchise systems to everyone in between.