MAKE & TAKE GOURMET FRANCHISE LAWSUIT: Failed Franchise Owners Allege Fraud

unhappybutt(FranchisePick.Com)  Two recent posts on Unhappy Franchisee (MAKE & TAKE GOURMET: 3 Franchisee Groups Reportedly Suing; MAKE & TAKE GOURMET: Franchisees Sue Meal Prep Franchisor) report that three failed franchise groups are suing the franchisor of Make & Take Gourmet and its attorney.

The groups include franchisees Shawn & Lisa Tyszka, of Syracuse, NY, owners of the now-closed Camillus, NY Make & Take Gourmet franchise; Eugene & Cheryl Grenga of Liverpool, NY, owners of the now-closed Baldwinsville, NY Make & Take Gourmet franchise; and Brian & Lisa Clark of Clifton Park, NY, owners of the now-closed Clifton Park, NY Make & Take Gourmet franchise.

According to the complaint, “The Tyszka Group, Grenga Group and Clark Group seek damages, punitive damages and rescission of certain licensing, franchise and related agreements, and for attorneys’ fees and costs, related to defendant Make & Take’s sales of franchises in violation of New York General Business Law 683 and 687, and common law fraud pursuant to the laws of the State of New York.”

The three groups allege that Make & Take Gourmet, owned by Michele and Dave Bellso, made illegal earnings claims,  sold unregistered franchises,  and violated franchise disclosure laws. Also named in the lawsuit is Bond, Shoeneck, & King, PLLC, of Syracuse, NY, Make & Take Gourmet’s law firm.

Each of these allegations were also raised in prior posts on FranchisePick.com, including:

Bellso Definitely a Leader in the Meal Dissembly Kitchen Franchising

There’s Truth Within the Franchise Spin. Here’s How to Find It.

Franchise Due Diligence Tips

Why the Meal Prep / Meal Assembly Kitchen Franchises are Failing. Part 3

Make & Take Gourmet: Meal Prep Franchisor Takes Failures in Stride

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