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Do Statistics Reveal the Truth about Franchising?

Last week, FranchiseGrade.com released its "Franchise Industry Report 2014" touting a 3.8 percent growth in the number of franchise outlets in the United States between 2010 and 2014—a three year period.

Franchise Rule Specifies Timing for Required Disclosures

The legal protections that apply to sales of franchises cannot be wished away by sellers, merely by calling the sale of an ongoing business relationship by some other name.

Note to Restaurant Investors and Franchisees

Lately, there has been a spate of restaurant franchisors in heavy sales mode, pushing their concepts with little to no disclosure of sales or profitability.

A Thorough FDD Review & Consultation is a Bargain

We spend a lot of time counseling clients who invested in an unsuccessful franchise without ever consulting an attorney.

NASAA’s Proposed Multi-unit Commentary Clarifies Key Terms

The Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released a proposed commentary on multi unit franchise arrangements.

Looking for Franchise Heaven in Paradise

IHOP at Windward Mall, Kaneohe, Hawaii
IHOP at Windward Mall, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Franchises in Hawaii, as elsewhere, are ubiquitous. Outlets such as McDonald's, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Denny's are popular in Waikiki with the tourists, who quickly get tired of the expensive, albeit, delicious, meals with huge servings at hotels.

500+ Current Items 19s Available for $1.44 Each

The Great Unknown:Whether you are a franchisor, a prospective franchisee, or a supplier of services to the industry, everyone in franchising wants to know "How Much Can I M

Franchise Re-Sales: a Key Consideration When Evaluating a Franchise

Individuals considering a franchise opportunity should include franchise resale performance as part of the due diligence process.  Having an exit strategy is a critical component of any new business start-up.

Parsing Item 19 Disclosures: A Case Study

You may be somewhat reassured if the franchise in which you intend to invest provides Item 19 financial performance representations in its franchise disclosure document.

The ABCs of FDDs: Item 12 - Territory

This is the fourth in a series of articles for prospective franchisees that discuss the components of a franchise disclosure document. Unlike almost all other articles about what you will learn in a franchise disclosure document, however, this series will focus on what you may not learn. This focus is intended to help you both refine and expand your due diligence efforts.