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Ex-franchisees sue Noble Roman'sRestricted Content

July 7, 2008
Cory Schouten
Nine former Noble Roman's franchisees and a current operator have filed a lawsuit charging that the Indianapolis chain lied to them about the costs and risks of opening one of its pizza and sub restaurants. The franchisees say the 1,000-restaurant chain aggressively marketed its stand-alone, dual-brand Noble Roman's and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs restaurants without testing the concept--a scheme they contend was designed to inflate the company's stock price so owners could unload shares at a profit.

Struggling Noble Roman's takes over franchisee's 6 unitsRestricted Content

March 24, 2008
Cory Schouten
Noble Roman's Inc. has taken over the operation of six franchised restaurants in Indianapolis in a bid to prove its concept can be executed profitably. The move--which comes amid a chorus of discontent from franchisees and as the company explores the possibility of selling itself--could help the 1,000-restaurant chain avoid the embarrassment of store failures in its own back yard.

Failing Noble Roman's franchisees say chain doesn't deliver on promisesRestricted Content

December 24, 2007
Cory Schouten
Noble Roman's Inc. wrote an impressive comeback story by selling its home-grown pizza and subs concepts to hundreds of gas stations, bowling alleys and food courts. But the Indianapolis company's push to add stand-alone restaurants across the country isn't going as smoothly.

Noble Roman's rebuilds empire through franchisingRestricted Content

August 20, 2007
Michael Dabney
Noble Roman's Inc. stock this year has been rising nearly as fast as its pizza dough, defying skeptics who'd written off the long-ailing Indianapolis company. With a new business strategy built on franchising and dual-branded restaurants, Noble Roman's has seen quarter-to-quarter earnings increase for more than two years.

Noble Roman's seeking a return to gloryRestricted Content

August 7, 2006
Tom Murphy
Noble Roman's Inc. executives think they've found the recipe to lift their company out of its stock malaise. The Indianapolis company started franchising last year restaurants that feature dual branding with its Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, and it plans 157 locations within three years.
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