Former Sixt Franchisees Protest in South Florida

Two former Sixt franchisees protested in front of the Sixt South Beach location in Miami.
Two former Sixt franchisees protested in front of the Sixt South Beach location in Miami.

Two former Sixt franchisees protested in front of the Sixt South Beach location in Miami Beach on Wednesday May 31. The protest then moved to the Sixt Ft. Lauderdale location.

Brian Canin, former owner of Sixt San Diego, and Andrew Almand, former owner of the Sixt franchise serving Austin, Texas, protested along with friends and family with picket signs that read “Sixt Hurt American Families” and “No More Lies to the Franchise Guys,” among others.

Canin filed a lawsuit against Sixt Franchise USA in Sept. 2015 for misrepresentation, violation of franchise investment laws, fraudulent business practices, and breach of contract. The lawsuit is currently pending.

“Sixt illegally terminated my franchise,” Canin said. “The business tactics employed by Sixt destroyed my livelihood. I bled orange. I fell in love with the brand and did everything to be great. As I started to realize what this company did to me, I lost faith until I was forced to sue.”

Almand, who was an Avis agency operator for 13 years before becoming a Sixt franchisee, sued Sixt Franchise USA in Oct. 2015 for misrepresentation, breach of contract, and deceptive trade conduct. He settled his lawsuit for an undisclosed sum.

“I was forced to settle, I had no choice,” Almand said. “At that point, I was out of money. I could not put food on the table. I’m still struggling.”

"Sixt rejects Canin's allegations, will vigorously defend the lawsuit, and has filed its own counterclaim,” said Todd Sazera, executive vice president of Sixt U.S. “Despite Canin’s continuous actions, during and after the operation of his San Diego franchise, made with the apparent sole objective to harm Sixt’s reputation, Sixt does not want to comment further on pending legal proceedings and places its trust with the U.S. court presiding over the lawsuit.”


  1. Steve [ June 7, 2017 @ 12:40PM ]

    Good for you, Brian!!

  2. Scott K [ June 7, 2017 @ 01:07PM ]

    SIXT also DOES NOT hire senior management from the US. It places job listings on such sites as Glassdoor, Monster and Indeed, accepts applications and then obtains H1 VISAs for their German brothers and sisters. All the local management in the US are younger very junior employees.

  3. Jermey [ June 7, 2017 @ 02:18PM ]

    I never thought the day would come; but never say never! (Former Insider)

  4. ANDREW [ June 7, 2017 @ 02:45PM ]

    Sixt's terrible business practices contributed to further harming American business owners and the companies that supported the franchisees and their families. While Sixt was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars defending their deceit and fraudulent business practices; the families they directly affected were desperately trying to make it. In the end we all took a long fall, most are still scrambling to make ends meet while some have lost everything. How can a company do this to the hard working Americans that gave them this very opportunity to do business here; to take advantage of small business owners that trusted what they showed us and told us. How do these people sleep at night?

  5. Bob Hoag [ June 7, 2017 @ 06:59PM ]

    I heard about this, It's an assault on basic human dignity. Looks like Sixt has financially devastated a number of families without regard.

  6. Bob Marino [ June 12, 2017 @ 08:32AM ]

    Has anyone looked at ECONOMY in Miami Airport also! Probably worse than Sixt! Unethical surcharges and padding of the bill. Filed a complaint with the Florida Attorney Generals office already and BBB. Economy's a SCAM! Avoid them!

  7. Ed [ June 18, 2017 @ 08:19PM ]

    I was a avis budget agency operator for many years and retired due to my choosing. can someone explain whats going on between sixt and there franchise partners in usa ?

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.

Hard Times Ahead for the Compact SUV Segment?

The hottest segment today is facing a glut of models and volume in tomorrow’s wholesale market.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.