I was in my local franchise sub place today getting giftcards and I was talking to the owner about sales. She and I are casual friends, know her to be quite candid...she told me that nationally the franchise is in the tank 6%, many locations laying off to bare minimum on labor to keep afloat until better times ahead. People have their life's savings in these places. After this, they got noth'n! I've got a stack of resumes to cut grass this spring...and these guys were your middle management types last year. Battan down the hatches, first mate...aye aye, captain!