Illinois Class Action Lawsuit Represents Five, Less Than 2.5%, of th…

Illinois Class Action Lawsuit Represents Five, Less Than 2.5%, of the More Than Two Hundred Quiznos Franchise Owners Statewide

DENVER, Colo.–LAWFUEL- The Law Newswire – Quiznos, one of the nation’s fastest-growing quick service restaurant chains, today responded to allegations made Thursday, April 19, 2007, with regard to Illinois’ class action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs’ bar law firm, Marks & Klein, against Quiznos.

“Through their repeated grandstanding with the press, Justin Klein and Christopher Bray have repeatedly demonstrated that they have little knowledge of the Quiznos business, or appreciation for its many successes,” said Fredric A. Cohen, Member of Cheng Cohen LLC, Quiznos counsel. “Additionally, their comments are misleading, making it appear as if Justin Klein represents a large number of Quiznos Illinois franchisees. In reality, only five of the more than 200 Illinois Quiznos franchise owners are involved.”

He continued, “These claims are false, misleading, and wholly without merit and, therefore, the company must vigorously defend itself, its brand, and its goodwill on behalf its franchise owners throughout the nation.”

About Quiznos

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2006, Denver-based Quiznos is a national chain designed for today’s busy consumers who are looking for a tasty, fresher alternative to traditional fast food restaurants. Using only premium quality real ingredients, Quiznos restaurants offer creative, chef-inspired recipes for sandwiches, soups and salads. With more than 5,000 franchise restaurants, Quiznos is one of the fastest-growing quick service restaurant chains.

In June 2006, Nation’s Restaurant News ranked Quiznos in its Top 100 Restaurant Chains as the #1 restaurant chain in growth in number of units – five years in a row. Entrepreneur magazine in January, 2006 ranked Quiznos in its annual Top Franchise 500 as the #2 Best Overall Franchise and QSR magazine ranked the chain in its Top 50 Chains in August, 2005 as #3 by change in system wide sales.

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