Submitted for your consideration:
One is to stay away from franchising unless you know 110% the zor really wants you to succeed.
I strongly suggest you do not make this your criteria. It is not a consideration I would make. Here is why. You have no assurance your current zor will be your future zor. The business could be sold, it could be bought out, the owner could die. What you should do is review every clause and think what is the worse thing that an unethical zor could do with this? Once you have your worse case scenarios you need to determine if you are willing to assume that risk. If not either walk away or get a lawyer to negotiate the terms of the contract.
In summary, I suggest you let go of all this touchy-feely do the care about me stuff. It is irrelevant. What is relevant is what legal restrictions the FA imposes on you and on the zor.
"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers."
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