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7-Eleven Franchisees React to Franchisor Silent Treatment, Skip Convention

7-ElevenAs Vice Chairman Rehan Hashmi of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) tells it, Irving, Texas-based franchisor 7-Eleven Inc. (SEI) cut off its regular channels of communication after franchisees in California filed a federal lawsuit against SEI last month.

Qdoba Owners Establish Franchisee Association

Qdoba franchise owners, on notice that parent company Jack in the Box may sell their chain, announced yesterday the formation of the Qdoba Franchisee Association (QFA) to protect their interests. The association has engaged well-known franchise attorney W. Michael Garner of Garner & Ginsburg PA, who has locations in Minneapolis, New York and Newark.

Canada-Based Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Announces New U.S.-Based Group

Following on the heels of its own formation in March, the Great White North Franchisee Association (GWNFA), a Tim Hortons independent franchisee organization, announced today the formation of its U.S. counterpart, the Great White North Franchisee Association USA (GWNFA USA). The new group is represented by American attorneys Robert Zarco and Robert Einhorn of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito P.A.

Deadline Nears for NASAA’s ‘Reasonable Basis’ Rule in Giving FDD Earnings Claims

Under the Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule and applicable state franchise laws, franchisors are prohibited from making a financial performance representation, formerly known as an earnings claim, in their franchise disclosure documents (FDD) unless they have a "reasonable basis" for the representation at the time it is made.

Griswold CEO Matt Murphy: Franchisee Associations Are Advocates for Franchisees

Griswold CEO Matt Murphy speaks to franchisors and franchisees at the 25th Anniversary of AAFD
Matt Murphy speaks at AAFD Conference

After accepting an award on behalf of his company for having the contract that is fairest to franchise owners, Griswold Home Care CEO Matt Murphy spoke with Blue MauMau. He talked about the role of independent franchisee associations, the competitiveness of the home care sector, and Griswold's next steps.

Interview with Griswold's CEO Matt Murphy: ‘Collaboration with Franchisees Is the Key’

Griswold CEO Matt Murphy speaks to franchisors and franchisees at the 25th Anniversary of AAFD
Matt Murphy speaks at AAFD Conference

Early this month Griswold Home Care, a 35-year-old chain of some 200 senior care locations, was recognized by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) as having the best franchise contract, one that protects its franchise owners to a degree that stands out among all other American franchisors.

New Legal Gestalt Needed for Franchise Relationships in USA

A recent franchise termination case involving a French franchisee of a French franchisor has many similarities to the prototypical wrongful franchise termination in the United States; the only real difference is that when the case was tried in France the franchisor was found guilty of an unfair franchise termination while if the case had been tried in the United States the franchisor would have walked scot-free.

American Franchisees Honor Griswold Home Care

Griswold CEO presenting to AAFD
CEO Murphy speaks, back (l-r): Culp, vp of GHCFA; Purvin, chair of AAFD

Among the many American franchisors, Griswold Home Care, a 35-year-old chain of some 200 senior care locations, was recognized by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) for having the best franchise contract, one that protects its franchise owners to a degree that stands out among all other franchisors.

AAFD Chairman Purvin: Franchisee Associations Should Award Franchisors for Best Practices

In this interview, the final in a four-part series, Robert Purvin,* founder and chairman of the 25-year-old American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), speaks about the importance of franchisee-owned cooperatives that direct brand functions, such as national advertising or purchasing.

McDonald's Franchisees Fear Loss of Control

McDonald's, as part of its turnaround program, it says, wants franchisees to pay up for expensive upgrades and to cede control over menu discounts and deals. As might be expected, many of the franchise owners, who run over 90 percent of the brand's 14,000-plus U.S. restaurants, are riled over the proposed changes.