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Log In / Register | Apr 18, 2014

You Gotta Have (Good) Faith

At the beginning of a franchise relationship, franchisees  are filled with goodwill and warm feelings toward their “partner” franchisor.

Franchisee Sues Dunkin' Donuts on Race Issue

Peas in a pod

A franchise owner is suing Dunkin’ Donuts, claiming the publicly-traded franchisor has a poor record with people of color.

McDonald's Loses to Franchisees on Appeal

U.S. Flag & McD Flag
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SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision that two 30-year multi-unit franchisee veterans may continue operating their three McDonald’s restaurants, pending completion of their trial. The jury trial will begin on May 29, challenging McDonald’s on its decision not to grant 20-year “rewrites” of their existing franchise terms, after promising to do so.

Burger King v E-Z Eating

May a franchisor impose "Value Menu" pricing on franchisees? Yes, says the 11th Circuit. And when a franchisor demands a "written request" that does not mean a phone call.

Dunkin' Donuts v. Grand Central Donuts

A federal judge has ruled that franchisees may explore Dunkin's ulterior motive in terminating their franchise agreements.