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CFA Supports Florida Protection Bill for Franchisees, IFA Opposes

Two Florida state Republican legislators, Senator Jack Latvala (District 16) and Representative Jason Brodeur (District 28), unveiled a bill today that is aimed at protecting franchise owners.

AAFD Chairman: Why Independent Franchisee Associations Are Critical to Franchise Owners

AAFD chairman Bob Purvin working on the words of a fairer franchise contract
Purvin leads franchisees & their franchisor to craft a fairer contract

Robert Purvin, founder and chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, spoke at length with this journal. Purvin is busy nowadays preparing the AAFD, a non-profit trade association that represents the rights and interests of franchisees, for a franchisee leadership summit in Palm Springs. The conference will run from April 30 to May 3 and commemorates AAFD's 25th anniversary.

Planet Fitness Franchisee Association Retains Former IFA CEO Steve Caldeira

The PF Independent Franchisee Association (PFIFA) announced today that it has retained former International Franchise Association CEO Steve Caldeira to advise the organization on strategic communications with its franchisee-based membership.

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Ten Worst Provisions in a Franchise Contract

If you are in the process of performing your due diligence on a franchise opportunity, you are probably struggling to comprehend the seemingly-unending legalese in the franchise agreement. Indeed, even the best franchise lawyer struggles to interpret what the drafters intended when they wrote some of the language in many of these agreement templates that, frankly, should have been overhauled long, long ago.

Franchisees Want Private Right of Action to Pursue Franchisor Lies in Disclosure Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Franchise Rule is the guideline that franchisors follow in disclosing the risks and benefits of a franchise investment. It is a rule that the Federal Trade Commission says it strives to update every ten years.

Survey: Affordability Does Not Equal Discounting

Despite a return to promoting value, with various versions of “McPick2,” a new consumer survey ranks McDonald’s only sixth on affordability among 12 major burger/sandwich chains.

Expanding All-Day Breakfast Strains McDonald's Franchisees

In a move franchisees fear will create even more operational headaches, McDonald’s is now offering its full breakfast menu all day at over 150 locations in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area and the Triad region of North Carolina, and is adding McGriddles to the all-day menu at 1,000 additional stores throughout the South.

Most States Lack Protections for Franchisees

There are 32 states that do not have laws that protect small-business franchisees from abusive franchisor practices.