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Subway's new 20-year franchise contracts mean the chain could take over stores if they close for snowstorms, powercuts, or terrorist attacks, legal experts said

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

Franchise stores that close for more than one day a year without permission, barring "an act of God," could be taken over by the company.
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Subway franchisees could lose their stores if they close too many times under new contract rules, lawyers said.
The NY Post reported that closing due to a snowstorm, powercut, or terror attack could breach rules.
The contracts also ban franchisees from criticizing the chain.
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