Quiznos Bankruptcy May Have Roots in Long Beach Franchisee’s Suicide

When Quiznos filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 14, most of the business-news chatter surrounding the move linked it with similar ones made recently by other fast food chains. But behind Quiznos’ claims that the poor economy and increased competition forced the Denver-based company to seek protection from its creditors, lie deeper financial issues linked to a Long Beach franchisee who committed suicide amid legal battles with the firm.