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Reasonable Franchise Growth or Unreasonable Encroachment?

New franchise openings are a lightning rod in the franchise world; while franchisor advocates see new location openings as a legitimate mode of franchise growth, franchisee advocates view such openings as unreasonable franchise encroachment.

What Is the Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights?

If you have been looking for information about your rights as a franchisee online, you may have come across something called the “Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights.” While this sounds promising, unfortunately, it does not actually grant you any rights as a franchisee.

Two Days before NFL Drops Papa John's, Peyton Manning Sells Stake in Restaurants

Would a normal franchise owner have been able to exit their franchises this timely and quickly?

Remember the Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights

It has been my honor to serve as Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations for the past six years.  I want to thank the Board of Directors for entrusting me with this responsibility, and for all their support, this is really a great group of leaders. Franchisees are fortunate to have such a group representing them. 

Changing of Guards at Coalition of Franchisee Associations

The board of directors of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) announced on Thursday new officers. The organization that represents over 41,000 franchisees from some of America's largest franchise brands has elected franchise owners John Motta to serve as its new chairman, Terry Hutchison as vice chairman, Connie Schimdt-Kirman as secretary, and Christy Williams as treasurer.

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.