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General advice relating to the acquisition and opration of franchises, primarily from a legal perspective.

NLRB Slaps Domino’s Franchisee for Making Workers Waive Rights on Class Arbitration

An NLRB administrative law judge issued a decision this month stating a Domino's franchisee entity violated the National Labor Relations Act in requiring employees as a condition of employment to agree to pursue legal disputes with the restaurant owners in binding arbitration on an individual basis, waiving their rights to pursue class and collective legal action.

The Location You Lease Is More Important than the Franchise You Buy, Here's Why

When looking at franchise systems to join, potential franchisees will notice that many franchisors will operate on a “cookie cutter” system where each franchise store should more-or-less look and operate the same.

Franchise Veteran Shares His Tips for Success

A 32-year franchising veteran, starting right after high school as an Oliver's Pizza franchisee, Todd Greatches has experienced much with various franchising companies. A multi-unit franchisee, he shares what he's learned along the way.

Jim Delligatti's Big Mac Class

When franchisee Jim Delligatti, who passed away earlier this week, created the Big Mac in 1967 it was a clear illustration of the high value of two-way communication within an organization: from frontline to corporate, from corporate to frontline.

Franchisee Prevails Early on Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Claim

One of the few tasks more daunting than trying to get Kant, Nietzsche and Plato to agree on a definition of ‘the good life’ is that of struggling to get two courts to agree on the legal meaning of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Indeed, some courts vociferously object to using the phraseology itself, arguing that the word ‘covenant’ must be replaced by the word ‘duty.’

Chicken or Egg Site Selection and Leasing - Which Comes First, Finding a Franchisee or Finding a Site?


Chicken or Egg Site Selection and Leasing – Which Comes First, Finding a Franchisee or Finding a Site?

How Luck Plays a Role in Your Wealth

A Cornell economist suffered cardiac arrest while playing tennis. Out of sheer luck, he received quick medical attention and is alive today because of it, beating high odds of a quick death.

How You Can Become a Morning Person

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” said Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Those are pretty big promises just for one's sleeping habits, but Ben is second in esteem among the Founding Fathers only to George Washington in the eyes of many historians and others familiar with Revolutionary times.