Dear Baja Fresh,
One of your franchise restaurants just closed in Brea, California at 2445 East Imperial Highway, Suite H. Our family has been going there for years. It was a shock to find they had closed. I asked a nearby restaurant owner what happened and I was told that the Baja Fresh restaurant owners could not pay their franchise fees. I also discovered that this location required very high rent. I realize that a well performing corporation needs to maximize profits. I would like to make the point that these times are stressful for most of our society. In a perfect world the people that rent the restaurant space might have lowered their cost a bit to help this family stay in business. In a perfect world the franchise company might have lowered their cost a bit. In a perfect world the company that rents the store space will not receive any rent. In a near perfect world the franchise company will not get any franchise payment from one more restaurant owner and will see their area of coverage diminish.
Have a great day,