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According to the Wall Street Journal, Quiznos, Cold Stone Creamery, Planet Beach Franchising and Huntington Learning Centers Inc. ranked among the 10 worst franchise brands in terms of Small Business Administration loan defaults.
The 10 worst performing franchisees saw their SBA loans defaulted on at a rate more than twice as high as SBA borrowers of all other chains in the past decade.
In other terms, the top 10 worst performing brands have contributed to 21% of all franchise-loan charge-offs by the SBA.
The 7(a) loan-guarantee program is the SBA's most popular loan program by far. It was set up six decades ago to help borrowers who can't qualify for traditional loans obtain funding to start or expand franchises and other small businesses.
Based on the Journal's analysis, charge-offs on SBA 7(a) loans have been declining. Last year, 8,100 such loans were charged off for a total of $705 million, down from nearly $2 billion charged off in 2010.
Quiznos franchisees charged off more money than any other franchise during the past decade. Its franchisees accumulated $38 million in unpaid loans and had a default rate of 30% from 2004 through 2013. The franchisor filed for bankruptcy in March of this year.
Others, such as Planet Beach Franchising Corp., said that franchisees were hurt by the 10% tax the feds placed on tanning services in 2010 to help pay for ObamaCare. The Journal determined that Planet Beach franchisees has a 41% default rate.
Who were the best performers in the ranking? They included Jimmy John's, Little Caesar's Pizza and Days Inn, which all had default rates of 2% or less.
Below is the list of worst performing franchises, according to the Wall St. Journal:
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