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Why Do Franchisees Need a Bill of Rights?

Hardee's Franchisee Dave Glodowski

This morning the news story broke on a universal bill of rights for franchisees, drafted through the Coalition of Franchisee Associations.The CFA, which represents franchisees with some of America's largest brands, from Subway to Burger King, Meineke to Supercuts, wants franchisees across the board to study the bill of rights, discuss it, make suggestions, then give it a yes or no vote.


5:17 minutes (2.43 MB)

Franchisees Run Better Chains

Keith Miller, Subway multiunit franchisee

SACRAMENTO — Franchisee Keith Miller argues that franchise chains can outperform the competition when they put owner-operators in charge of national functions like marketing and the supply chain.  Want proof? Then look no further than America’s largest franchise chain by number of stores – Subway.


9:55 minutes (4.54 MB)

Franchisees Run Brand, Beat Competition

Roger Bloss, CEO of Vantage Hospitality

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The founder and CEO of Vantage Hospitality, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, unconventionally says that franchisees run chains better than franchisors. Elected franchisee representatives give the marching orders at the Vantage hotel lines. 


9:42 minutes (4.45 MB)

Exclusive: Franchising Has a Great Future

Steve Caldeira, CEO of the International Franchise Association

PODCAST —In a little over a week Steve Caldeira will reach his first anniversary as president and CEO of the 51-year-old International Franchise Association. The IFA's mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government lobbying, public relations and educational programs.


9:57 minutes (4.56 MB)

A Network Designed to Hear

chief operating officer Bill Dunn and chief customer officer Scot Crain of franchisor Auntie Anne's

PODCAST — Soft pretzel chain Auntie Anne's is engaged in a franchisee love affair. Satisfaction among its 300-plus franchise owner-operators is second to none in franchising.


5:01 minutes (2.01 MB)

Interview: Teixeira Says Franchise Buyers Should be Careful Investors

Author and franchise consultant Edward Teixeira
Author Edward Teixeira, photo/teixeira

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Ed Texeira, founder of a consulting firm and the publisher of the online site Franchise Know How, has just released his newest book, the Franchise Buyer’s Manual. His primer provides advice for prospective and existing franchisees.


10:22 minutes (4.15 MB)

Experts Tell Lawmakers to Empower Franchised Small Business Owners

Franchisee Keith Miller, chair of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations
Franchisee Miller urges lawmakers to pass fair franchising bill. (photo:Raja)

SACRAMENTO — Three witnesses gave testimony Tuesday to California's Judiciary Committee on behalf of franchisees. Assemblyman Huffman, attorney Peter Lagarias and franchisee Keith Miller each urged representatives to pass Assembly Bill 2305, the Level Playing Field for Small Businessess Act.


12:19 minutes (4.94 MB)

Former Multiunit Franchisee Paints Dim Picture of Cold Stone Creamery

former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchisee Frank Caperino of San Diego
Former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchisee Frank Caperino

SAN DIEGO — Former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchise owner and once president of its franchisee association, Frank Caperino, speaks with Blue MauMau about how Cold Stone Creamery has lost the love of the brand. Caperino paints a dim scene scene of buying and running a franchise with under the Cold Stone Creamery brand.


12:29 minutes (5 MB)

Against the Odds: How a State Law Protecting Franchisees Was Written and Passed

Ohio attorney Stanley M Dub
Ohio franchise attorney Stanley M Dub

Attorney Stanley M. Dub of Ohio speaks with Blue MauMau on the difficulty that franchisees have in revising state laws to be more favorable to their needs. He should know. Stan was the key draftsman of Ohio's recently revised Business Opportunity Law that launched important new protections for franchise owners.


5:55 minutes (2.71 MB)

PODCAST: California State Senators Hear Franchise Owners Speak on Need for Good Faith in Franchise Relations

(PODCAST) SACRAMENTO — California state senators listened to franchise owners and associations ask for passage of Senate Bill 610 yesterday. Authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson [D-Santa Barbara], the bill was crafted to bolster good faith in a franchisor's dealings with franchisees and the right to associate without fear of reprisal.


21:23 minutes (4.9 MB)