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National Franchisee Association Settles 2 year Lawsuit with Franchisor Jack in the Box (JIB)

Zarco Law Senior Franchisee Attorneys Robert Zarco and Robert Salkowski, lead counsel representing the National JIB Franchisee Association, an independent franchisee association that represents over 75% of the nearly 2,200 franchisees in the Jack In The Box System, agreed to a mutually beneficial undisclosed settlement with the franchisor that provides cooperation, inclusion, and transparency on promoting and growing the brand, including decisions on marketing expenditures and providing important financial disclosures to franchisees.

Franchises have become an attractive acquisition for private equity firms, with the ultimate goal of maximizing profits and minimizing expenses. Consequently, a great deal of the burden is being borne by franchisees by compromising their operations, reach to potential customers, and deliveries to clients. The large national franchisee group leveraged the power of their association to prompt the hiring of a new CEO who ultimately helped bridge the divide between the parties for the sake of the future success of the brand, the company, and all its stakeholders.

Jack in the Box and its Franchise Association Reach Settlement

Jack in the Box National Franchisee Association (NFA) and Jack in the Box, Inc (Franchisor) have reached an undisclosed settlement that aligns the interests of both the Franchisor and its several thousand Franchisees after a nearly 2 year dispute, with professional counsel including Zarco Law Attorneys Robert Zarco and Rob Salkowski. The mutually beneficial agreement aligns the interests of both parties and promises to increase communication, cooperation, and transparency moving forward.

Congratulations!

Jack in the Box Settles its Dispute with Franchisees

National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association representing over 2100 franchisees, led in large part by Zarco Law Senior Partners Robert Zarco and Robert Salkowski, settles a mutually agreeable 2 year lawsuit against franchisor Jack in the Box, Inc. New JIB CEO Darin Harris played an essential role by agreeing that transparency, communication, and cooperation going forward between the franchisor and franchisees are essential for the restaurant’s brand and operational success. Congratulations!

Webinar: The ‘Franchise King’ Attorney Robert Zarco discusses Franchise Law and the Franchise Business in light of COVID-19

Publication: Haute Living and Haute Lawyer

Nationally recognized Franchise Law Attorney, Robert Zarco as some call the ‘Franchise King’, shares his insights on how Franchises are Weathering and Navigating the 2020 Business and Legal Climate from COVID-19.

Zarco reviews his current experience regarding the main concerns for franchises, including the kinds of disputes and litigation, what factors are cause some to thrive while others suffer or fail, any legal precedents that may be ripe to be set, what protections are needed now more than ever and where the franchise model may go from here.

PODCAST: Examining the Battle over Business Interruption Insurance Coverage

Publication: Long Live Lodging and Lodging Leaders

“As the hospitality industry struggles to mitigate the massive loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of hotel owners are filing lawsuits to force their property insurance providers to cover their financial casualties”, as examined in this informative podcast by Lodging Leaders in LongLiveLodging.com.

The very contentious issue of business interruption insurance affecting hotels, restaurants, retailers and so many more is estimated to cost Insurers, if forced to pay claims, anywhere from a minimum of $255 billion according to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association to as much as over $600 billion as reported by Best’s Insurance. Lawmakers in both the State and Federal governments are considering legislation to intervene and help mitigate the catastrophic economic damage and sustainability to all sides from COVID-19 and the ensuing government shutdowns. The battles center around potentially unprecedented legal arguments where the insurance industry claims “the amounts are not sustainable and would ultimately make many insurers insolvent”, and hotel owners argue “they’ve paid premiums for years to cover high-loss scenarios such as the one they’re facing now”.

This podcast features Attorney Robert Zarco of Zarco Law; Sanjay Patel, CEO of MHG Hotels; Gregory Riehle, hospitality consultant and lawyer; and Dr. Robert Hartwig at the Center for Risk and Uncertainty Management at the University of South Carolina co-authored a white paper about the un-insurability of businesses affected by viral pandemics.

Inspirational Interview with Game-Changing Attorney Robert Zarco

Haute Living Magazine and Haute Lawyer hosted a comprehensive and informative interview of nationally acclaimed Commercial Litigation and Franchise Law Attorney Robert Zarco on a variety of topics. ZARCO discusses growing up poor from a hard-working Cuban immigrant family, the importance of education, building and holding on to the principles of the American Dream, navigating business life during and after the coronavirus and government shutdowns, and so much more. Please read and watch this inspirational video.

Haute Living and Haute Lawyer Article:  Watch Inspirational Interview with Game-Changing Attorney Robert Zarco

Hotel owners press insurance firms to pay business-interruption claims

“Not all business-interruption policies are created equal,” said Attorney Robert Zarco, and whether or not there is insurance policy coverage “isn’t always clear cut”. “After SARS, many insurers included pandemic exclusions. However, not all policies or exclusions are drafted the same, and there are exceptions to the exclusions.” What’s more is that Insurance companies are denying claims even when there are All-Risk policies with no exclusions whatsoever related to viruses or pandemics.

Travel Weekly Article:  Hotel owners press insurance firms to pay business-interruption claims

Litigation Builds Against Insurers Over Coronavirus Business Interruption

The heat is getting super hot in the kitchen of the insurance and legal world over the financial fallout to businesses from the government shutdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus!

Is the cure worse than the disease? Time will tell…in the meantime, we wait while everyone is quickly taking sides and building their arguments. This could mean life or death in business and in health…the stakes are very high, and governments (taxpayers) are caught in the middle!

Insurance Journal Article:  Litigation Builds Against Insurers Over Coronavirus Business Interruption

How to Fight Denials of Business Interruption Claims

Franchise Times article reports again on the mounting fight by businesses and their lawyers against Insurance Companies (and Government) to gain financial support for unprecedented sudden catastrophic losses of income due to business shutdowns from the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Well-known attorney, Robert Zarco, who sues franchisors nationwide in high-profile lawsuits on behalf of franchisees, is now ”taking the bull by the horns” targeting insurance carriers who are denying claims “at a time when (businesses) need it most” after paying hefty Insurance premiums for years!

As is usually typical with many qualifying cases involving legal disputes at Zarco Law, businesses may be represented, to help fight insurers’ denials after reviewing the specific details around the case, on a percentage contingency basis of any amounts gained, meaning clients don’t pay unless he wins, plus a “small upfront fee’ and other costs incurred.

Most of the clients Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito is representing are multi-unit operators for businesses such as hotels, restaurants, and auto dealerships that are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. More information can be found on our website, including how to contact the firm for a free initial consultation.

https://www.franchisetimes.com/news/April-2020/How-to-Fight-Denials-of-Business-Interruption-Claims/

Monthly Loss of $431 Billion Spurs Insurance Claims Across U.S

‘Nearly Half a Billion Dollars monthly in Business Loss of Income from Corona Virus and Ensuing Government Shutdowns is Spurring Insurance Claims’

“Even Carefully crafted policies may not be enough to protect the insurers, says Robert Zarco, a Miami-based lawyer who represents thousands of McDonald’s, Burger King and Hilton hotel franchisees gearing up to file business-interruption suits.”

Bloomberg Article: Monthly Loss of $431 Billion Spurs Insurance Claims Across U.S.

Washington Post Article: Monthly Loss of $431 Billion Spurs Insurance Claims Across U.S.

Zarco Law suing Edible Arrangements (EA) franchisor on behalf of the EA association of franchisees

Edible Arrangements (EA) franchisee association is suing the EA franchisor and CEO Tariq Farid over a long list of alleged grievances including “self-dealing”,  alleged improper use of advertising funds for operations, and “unreasonable cost increases”.  Attorneys Robert Zarco, Robert Salkowski and Colby Conforti are seeking remedies to protect the economic viability of the EA franchisees, including “compensation for business losses as well as a change in the business model”.

The EA Franchisee Association President claims that stores are closing due to a variety of unreasonable operational practices and costs that essentially compensates the franchisor approximately 20% off the top in royalties, advertising, and other fees and requirements, to the detriment of the franchisees.

The EA Franchisor is now allegedly retaliating against the Franchisee Association board members for the lawsuit by blocking them from participating in town hall phone calls giving vital information on navigating the COVID-19 crisis.

The law firm of Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski, & Brito P.A. has over 30 years of experience in protecting the commercial legal interests of small and mid-sized businesses and franchisees against their larger counterparts. Most recently, the firm is seeking to attempt recovery for clients for loss of income due to Business Interruption arising from the government shutdown related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Please read attached or contact our firm for more information.

Franchise Times Article:  Lawsuit Alleges Edible Arrangements Founder Is Self-Dealing

Practical Business and Insurance Considerations for Hotels and Restaurants during the Covid-19 Crisis

Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito P.A. is actively involved in helping business clients review insurance policies and real estate leases in attempts to recover unprecedented amounts of lost income due to the government mandated business closures to restrict spreading the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus.  The article attached published in Yahoo Finance summarizes some but not all of the key legal arguments being considered by our law firm for recovering these dramatic financial losses.  Restaurants and Hospitality businesses are especially afflicted by this shutdown, as are many other sectors as well

Yahoo Finance via ACCESSWIRE Article: Practical Business and Insurance Considerations for Hotels and Restaurants during the Covid-19 Crisis

‘National Franchise Law leader Zarco Law Sues and Counter Sues Jack in the Box Franchisor on various suits and claims defending Franchisees’

Zarco Law, a longtime national leader in franchise law, is representing the national Jack in the Box (JIB) Franchisee Association and multi-store JIB operator San-Tex in various unrelated lawsuits and counter-suits against the JIB Franchisor.  Law Firm Founder Robert Zarco is claiming ‘Unjust Enrichment’ and ‘Wrongful Termination’ amongst other legal arguments.  “For the past several years, JIB has been unable to or unwilling to invest in marketing or menu innovation and unable or unwilling to establish an effective brand strategy,” the franchise operators allege in their suit. “Because there currently is no cohesive brand strategy, the Jack in the Box System is losing ground to competitors.”

San Antonio Express News Article: Jack in the Box, banished San Antonio operator battle in court

“Not so Fast!” Zarco Law Challenging Insurers’ Blatant Denials of Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Franchise Times features Robert Zarco in an article on fighting Insurers’ denials of Business Interruption Insurance claims on behalf of businesses suffering to remain afloat during the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus scare. Zarco Law is signing up a vast amount of cases on behalf of franchisees, hotels, restaurants and other businesses to review their unique situation and decide whether to move forward with a claim, or litigation if absolutely necessary. Zarco and the firm made their name decades ago establishing legal precedent-setting case law in the franchise world in similarly challenging circumstances and is seeking to do it again in the insurance space. At a time when everyone is turning in the towel to insurance agents and others claiming the coverages don’t extend to viruses or pandemics, Zarco says “Not so fast! Let’s take a look on a case by case basis where the language is either vague or contradictory.”

Franchise Times Article: You Can Fight Insurers Denying Business Interruption Claims, Attorney Says

Legal Leader in Challenging Business Interruption Insurance Denial Claims

Attorney Robert Zarco is quickly becoming a leading national authority on protecting the economic interests of his vast small business and franchisee clientele (hundreds of brands) during this unexpected pandemic that is threatening the very existence of so many businesses and their financial obligations to their stakeholders.  Zarco’s legal arguments can bring hope of financial recovery for many whose contracts leave loopholes or vague language which need to be assessed on a case by case basis.  Read the article attached by National Restaurant NEWS for more information and call us now BEFORE you make a Claim or assume defeat 305-374-5418.

National Restaurant News Article Here’s what your restaurant business insurance may (or may not) cover during the coronavirus pandemic

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Zarco Law is ‘Taking the Bull by the Horns’ in helping Restaurants and other Service Businesses Recoup Lost Income from the Government Shutdown intended to Combat COVID-19.  Our firm has a long history of using creative successful legal strategies defending ‘David vs Goliath’, including accepting Contingency fees in qualifying cases in addition to a very small upfront fee.  Be sure to contact our firm for a free initial consultation PRIOR to making an Insurance Claim!

Restaurant Bussiness: RESTAURANTS GET NO RELIEF FROM BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE

 Staying Ahead of the Curve

Founding Partner, Robert Zarco is again in the news at the forefront of strongly advocating to protect the interests and economic viability of franchisees during these unprecedented challenging circumstances that in many cases is requiring businesses to close down by government mandate.

Zarco and the law firm have discovered creative legal theories to help and deal with this crisis via a variety of opportunities, including recovery under Business Interruption Insurance even if exclusions exist, as well as other infrequently relied upon legal strategies.  Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito PA remains open and available during this crisis to help all existing and new business clients to navigate this turbulent time.

The accompanying article highlights the situation that is going to frequently arise throughout the country in businesses like yours, however, the article does not contain any of the legal strategies that our firm will be looking to rely upon in order to protect the interests of the firm’s clients.

Restaurant Business Article:  With Plummeting Sales, Franchises Face Brutal Future

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

JACK IN THE BOX FRANCHISEES GET WHAT THEY WANT

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

Burger King customers seen telling manager to ‘go back to Mexico’ in viral video

Author: Michael Bartiromo
Publication: FOX News

Two Burger King customers tell Spanish-speaking manager to ‘go back to Mexico’

Author: Hasley Pitman
Publication: KVOA.com News Tucson

Pruco Can’t Escape Claims Over Ex-Law Partner’s $2M Policy

Author: Nathan Hale

Don’t Let A Rodent Mess Up Your Franchise Relationship

Author: Mahmood Khan
Publication: Forbes

The Joint: Price ‘Adjustment’ Incoming – 65% Downside On Busted Unit Economics

Author: The Friendly Bear
Publication: Seeking Alpha

National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association Issues Statement on Management’s Refusal to Address Franchisee Concerns During Q2 Earnings Call

Author: Jennifer Webb at Coltrin & Associates
Publication: Business Wire

BURGER KING DISMISSES ITS SUIT AGAINST A LARGE FRANCHISEE The 37 locations in Southern Texas owned by Guillermo Perales will remain open.

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business

Burger King franchisee could lose 37 Valley locations

Author: Stephen Sealey
Publication: CBS 4 News Valley Central

Burger King sues Texas firm, seeks to force store sale

Author: Rick Kelley
Publication: The Monitor

Burger King demanda a franquicia tras denuncia de ratas La compañía puso fin a los acuerdos de franquicia a raíz de reportajes de Telemundo 40 Investiga sobre denuncia de ratas.

Author: Antonio Rodriguez
Publication: Telemundo 40

BURGER KING FRANCHISEE PUSHES BACK AGAINST COMPANY’S LAWSUIT Guillermo Perales’ attorney said the brand’s termination of 37 Texas restaurants was improper and that the company is trying to get the operator to sell.

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

Papa John’s Goes Big With Drafting a New Board Member Shaquille O’Neal Could Be Slam Dunk That Helps Sales Grow and Stores Stay Open

Author: Richard Lawson
Publication: CoStar

Atty Must Return Docs In Row Over Ex-Partner’s $2M Policy

Author: Nathan Hale
Publication: LAW 360

Pending Legal Nightmare Likely To Halt Franchise Growth, Making El Pollo Loco Uninvestible

Author: The Friendly Bear
Publication: Seeking Alpha

Papa John’s Makes Move to Recover the Sales Pie Lost to Controversy

Author: Richard Lawson
Publication: CoStar News

The Biggest Restaurant Newsmakers of 2018

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

“Franchise King” Robert Zarco Celebrates Firm’s 25th Anniversary With Grand Opening Of Sprawling New Office

Author: Alejandra Tenorio
Publication: Haute Living

H&R Block’s ‘no-poach’ hiring practices under fire from lawsuit, state investigation

Author: Mark Davis
Publication: The Kansas City Star

Jack in the Box Sued by Franchise Group for Breach of Contract

Author: Nancy Luna
Publication: Nation’s Restaurant News

Franchise group sues San Diego’s Jack in the Box over marketing, remodeling costs

Author: Mike Freeman
Publication: The San Diego Union-Tribune

Papa John’s franchisees’ attorney: Past year had ‘a big, big impact on the franchisees’ net income’

Author: S.A. Whitehead
Publication: Pizza Marketplace

Papa John’s Franchisees Demand Management Do Something About Falling Sales

Author: Daniel B. Kline
Publication: The Motley Fool

National Papa John’s Franchisee Association Hires Prominent Franchisee Attorney, Robert Zarco, Esq.

Author: Business Wire
Publication: AP News

Papa John’s franchisees lawyer up

Author: Erica Shaffer
Publication: Meat+Poultry

Papa John’s Franchisees Hire a High-Powered Attorney

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business

Papa John’s Franchisees Call in Specialist Lawyer as Sales Sag

Author: Leslie Patton
Publication: Bloomberg

McDonald’s Franchise Owners Are Not Alone

Author: Gary Occhiogrosso
Publication: Forbes

Fast-Food Franchisees Band Together, Discover Power of Associations

Author: Ernie Smith
Publication: Associations Now

FRANCHISEE TENSIONS BUBBLE TO THE SURFACE

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business

We Can’t Cut Our Way To Prosperity’: Why Jack In The Box Franchisees Want A New CEO

Author: Alicia Kelso
Publication: Forbes

Here Is Why Jack in the Box Franchisees Are Demanding a Leadership Change

Author: Alicia Kelso
Publication: Forbes

Franchise Owners Say Jack in the Box CEO Needs to Go, CMO Wanted

Author: Don Sniegowski
Publication: Blue Mau Mau

Jack in the Box Franchisees Call for CEO Ouster

Author: Danny Klein
Publication: QSR

Failed merger sparks lawsuit against prominent Polk lawyer, former Florida Bar president John Frost, partner Peter Van Den Boom

Author: John Chambliss
Publication: The Ledger

NLRB Proposes New Rule to Revert Franchisor Liabilities to Franchisees

Publication: Blue Mau Mau

Prudential To Stay In Suit Over Ex-Law Partner’s $2M Policy

Author: Carolina Bolado
Publication: Law 360

Supplement Maker Can’t Prove Consent Judgment Violated

Author: Emma Cueto
Publication: Law 360

El Pollo Loco Verdict Makes ‘New Law,’ Attorney Says

Author: Beth Ewen
Publication: Franchise Times

El Pollo Loco Ordered to Pay $8.8M in Damages to Franchisee

Author: Nancy Luna
Publication: Nation’s Restaurant News

Tensions Brew between Tim Hortons Franchisees and Parent Company

Author: The Canadian Press
Publication: Terrace Standard

Jury Awards $8.8M Damages to El Pollo Loco Franchisees over Encroachment

Author: Janet Sparks
Publication: Blue Mau Mau

Tensions Brew between Tim Hortons Franchisees and Parent Company

Author: The Canadian Press
Publication: Coast Mountain News

Tim Hortons U.S. Franchisee Association Sues Parent Company

Author: The Canadian Press
Publication: The Globe and Mail

Tim Hortons U.S. Franchisees Launch Suit Against Corporate Parent

Author: Hollie Shaw
Publication: Financial Post

U.S. Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Sues Parent Company Over Contract Clause

Author: The Canadian Press
Publication: Times Colonist

Miami retail broker sues over life insurance policy of late husband

Author: Katherine Kallergis
Publication: The Real Deal

After his law partner’s suicide, he got the widow to sign over millions. Enter lawsuit.

Author: Howard Cohen
Publication: Miami Herald

Miami Lawyer Accused of Bilking Former Partner and His Widow

Author: Samantha Joseph
Publication: Daily Business Review

Attorney Robert Zarco Wins Landmark Case Against El Pollo Loco, Inc.

Author: Colin Daniels
Publication: Haute Living

“Franchise King” Robert Zarco On The Expansion Of His Highly-Regarded Litigation Practice

Author: Antonia Debianchi
Publication: Haute Living

California Jury Finds that El Pollo Loco, Inc. Violated the Implied Covenant of Good Faith by Encroaching on Franchisees’ Non-Exclusive Territory and by Failing to Offer Encroaching Restaurants to Nearby Franchisees

California Jury Finds That El Pollo Loco, Inc. Violated the Implied Covenant of Good Faith by Encroaching On Franchisees’ Non-Exclusive Territory and by Failing to Offer Encroaching Restaurants to Nearby Franchisees

Publication: Digital Journal

Faena Rose Hosts Chef Michael Solomonov for an Exclusive Dinner at the Robert Zarco Residence

Author: Photography by Alejandro Chavarria
Publication: World Redeye

‘Answers sought, answers denied’ as Tim Hortons/RBI union sours

Author: Beth Ewen
Publication: Franchise Times

Tim Hortons franchisee dispute spreads to U.S.

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Nation’s Restaurant News

Tim Hortons Franchisee Row Moves South of the Border

Author: Marina Strauss
Publication: The Globe and Mail

All Star Boxing v. Alvarez Makes Top 50 Verdicts in Florida!

Hyundai Motor Company Sued

Publication: PR Newswire

Franchise Attorney Robert Zarco On Franchisee Rights And How To Avoid Battling A Deep-Pocketed Brand

Author: Amy Feldman
Publication: Forbes

Boxing Promoter Takes Narrow Victory in Contract Case

Author: Celia Ampel
Publication: Daily Business Review

Florida jury orders Canelo Alvarez to pay $8.5M in contract case

Author: Dan Rafael
Publication: ESPN

Otorgan $8.5 millones a empresario de Miami en juicio contra Canelo y De La Hoya

Author: Jorge Ebro
Publication: El Nuevo Herald

“Canelo” Alvarez pierde jucio en Miami

Author: Notimex
Publication: El Universal

Canelo Alvarez on the hook for $8.5 million in breach of contract case

Author: Mitch Abramson
Publication: The Ring

Jury finds Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has to pay former promoter $8.5 million

Author: Lance Pugmire
Publication: LA Times

Things Not Going Well For Canelo, Golden Boy in Ongoing Trial

Author: Miguel Rivera
Publication: BoxingScene.com

Miami-Dade commissioners vote to let Jackson Health keep profits

Author: Daniel Chang
Publication: Miami Herald

Canelo Alvarez is scheduled to testify Friday in All-Star Boxing trial

Author: Mitch Abramson
Publication: The Ring

‘Canelo’ Álvarez y Oscar de la Hoya se negaron a hablar tras inicio de juicio en su contra

Publication: Univision Deportes

Jurors Set For All-Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Lawsuit

Author: Jake Donovan
Publication: BoxingScene.com

Inician jucio contra “Canelo” Alvarez en Miami

Author: Mayor J. King
Publication: Zona De Boxeo

Juicio contra Canelo Alvarez y Golden Boy comenzó en Miami

Author: Carlos Narvaez Rosario
Publication: ESPN Deportes

Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star

Author: Jake Donovan
Publication: BoxingScene.com

Canelo Álvarez y De la Hoya sorprenden con presencia temprana en juicio en Miami

Author: Jorge Ebro
Publication: El Nuevo Herald

No More Delays: All-Star Boxing Gets Day in Court Versus Canelo

Author: Jake Donovan
Publication: BoxingScene.com

Zarco: NLRB Ruling is Good for Franchisees

Author: Scott Van Voorhis
Publication: Blue Mau Mau

Canelo Álvarez podría perder contrato con HBO en Mayo-23

Author: Rey Sanchez
Publication: Ring Side Fighting News

National Franchise Law leader Zarco Law Sues and Counter Sues Jack in the Box Franchisor on various suits and claims defending Franchisees

Zarco Law, a longtime national leader in franchise law, is representing the national Jack in the Box (JIB) Franchisee Association and multi-store JIB operator San-Tex in various unrelated lawsuits and counter-suits against the JIB Franchisor.  Law Firm Founder Robert Zarco is claiming ‘Unjust Enrichment’ and ‘Wrongful Termination’ amongst other legal arguments.  “For the past several years, JIB has been unable to or unwilling to invest in marketing or menu innovation and unable or unwilling to establish an effective brand strategy,” the franchise operators allege in their suit. “Because there currently is no cohesive brand strategy, the Jack in the Box System is losing ground to competitors.”

Full Article: Jack in the Box, banished San Antonio operator battle in court

“Not so Fast!” Zarco Law Challenging Insurers’ Blatant Denials of Business Interruption Insurance Claims

“Not So Fast!” Zarco Law Challenging Insurers’ Blatant Denials of Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Franchise Times features Robert Zarco in an article on fighting Insurers’ denials of Business Interruption Insurance claims on behalf of businesses suffering to remain afloat during the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus scare. Zarco Law is signing up a vast amount of cases on behalf of franchisees, hotels, restaurants and other businesses to review their unique situation and decide whether to move forward with a claim, or litigation if absolutely necessary. Zarco and the firm made their name decades ago establishing legal precedent-setting case law in the franchise world in similarly challenging circumstances and is seeking to do it again in the insurance space. At a time when everyone is turning in the towel to insurance agents and others claiming the coverages don’t extend to viruses or pandemics, Zarco says “Not so fast! Let’s take a look on a case by case basis where the language is either vague or contradictory.”

Full Article: You Can Fight Insurers Denying Business Interruption Claims, Attorney Says

Legal Leader in Challenging Business Interruption Insurance Denial Claims

Attorney Robert Zarco is quickly becoming a leading national authority on protecting the economic interests of his vast small business and franchisee clientele (hundreds of brands) during this unexpected pandemic that is threatening the very existence of so many businesses and their financial obligations to their stakeholders.  Zarco’s legal arguments can bring hope of financial recovery for many whose contracts leave loopholes or vague language which need to be assessed on a case by case basis.  Read the article attached by National Restaurant NEWS for more information and call us now BEFORE you make a Claim or assume defeat 305-374-5418.

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Zarco Law is ‘Taking the Bull by the Horns’ in helping Restaurants and other Service Businesses Recoup Lost Income from the Government Shutdown intended to Combat COVID-19.  Our firm has a long history of using creative successful legal strategies defending ‘David vs Goliath’, including accepting Contingency fees in qualifying cases in addition to a very small upfront fee.  Be sure to contact our firm for a free initial consultation PRIOR to making an Insurance Claim!

Full Article: RESTAURANTS GET NO RELIEF FROM BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE

Author: Heather Lalley
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

 Staying Ahead of the Curve

Founding Partner, Robert Zarco is again in the news at the forefront of strongly advocating to protect the interests and economic viability of franchisees during these unprecedented challenging circumstances that in many cases is requiring businesses to close down by government mandate.

Zarco and the law firm have discovered creative legal theories to help and deal with this crisis via a variety of opportunities, including recovery under Business Interruption Insurance even if exclusions exist, as well as other infrequently relied upon legal strategies.  Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito PA remains open and available during this crisis to help all existing and new business clients to navigate this turbulent time.

The accompanying article highlights the situation that is going to frequently arise throughout the country in businesses like yours, however, the article does not contain any of the legal strategies that our firm will be looking to rely upon in order to protect the interests of the firm’s clients.

Restaurant Business Article:  With Plummeting Sales, Franchises Face Brutal FutureAuthor: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

JACK IN THE BOX FRANCHISEES GET WHAT THEY WANT

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

Burger King customers seen telling manager to ‘go back to Mexico’ in viral video

Author: Michael Bartiromo
Publication: FOX News

Two Burger King customers tell Spanish-speaking manager to ‘go back to Mexico’

Author: Hasley Pitman
Publication: KVOA.com News Tucson

Pruco Can’t Escape Claims Over Ex-Law Partner’s $2M Policy

Author: Nathan Hale

Don’t Let A Rodent Mess Up Your Franchise Relationship

Author: Mahmood Khan
Publication: Forbes

The Joint: Price ‘Adjustment’ Incoming – 65% Downside On Busted Unit Economics

Author: The Friendly Bear
Publication: Seeking Alpha

National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association Issues Statement on Management’s Refusal to Address Franchisee Concerns During Q2 Earnings Call

Author: Jennifer Webb at Coltrin & Associates
Publication: Business Wire

BURGER KING DISMISSES ITS SUIT AGAINST A LARGE FRANCHISEE The 37 locations in Southern Texas owned by Guillermo Perales will remain open.

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business

Burger King franchisee could lose 37 Valley locations

Author: Stephen Sealey
Publication: CBS 4 News Valley Central

Burger King sues Texas firm, seeks to force store sale

Author: Rick Kelley
Publication: The Monitor

Burger King demanda a franquicia tras denuncia de ratas La compañía puso fin a los acuerdos de franquicia a raíz de reportajes de Telemundo 40 Investiga sobre denuncia de ratas.

Author: Antonio Rodriguez
Publication: Telemundo 40

BURGER KING FRANCHISEE PUSHES BACK AGAINST COMPANY’S LAWSUIT Guillermo Perales’ attorney said the brand’s termination of 37 Texas restaurants was improper and that the company is trying to get the operator to sell.

Author: Jonathan Maze
Publication: Restaurant Business Online

Papa John’s Goes Big With Drafting a New Board Member Shaquille O’Neal Could Be Slam Dunk That Helps Sales Grow and Stores Stay Open

Author: Richard Lawson
Publication: CoStar

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Publication: ESPN

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