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62 Percent of Franchisors Now Disclose Franchise Earnings

As the publisher of three annual books on franchising and the manager of eight websites that deal solely with franchising, the World Franchising Network has long been fascinated with the increasingly favorable trend among franchisors to provide Financial Performance Representations (Item 19s) in their Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs).

Franchise Registration States

If a franchisor is authorized to sell in the states below, the franchising company must register with the following state offices.

Does an Unclear FDD Indicate a Possible Disguised Franchise?

If you've recently decided to buy a franchise and are ready to start the process to owning your own business, then you are probably aware of the fact that one of the first documents that a franchisor should give you is a disclosure document.

The Four Safest Hotel Brands for Franchisees

Front desk of TownePlace by Marriott, Santa Clara
The front desk of a TownePlace prototype by Marriott. photo/Marriott

BETHESDA, Md. – New research shows that Marriott's Springhill and Hilton's Homewood have the lowest percentage of franchise terminations.

Fitness Franchisors Avoid Franchise Regulations

LOS ANGELES – America’s health and fitness craze has generated a $78 billion revenue worldwide, according to First Research, a leading provider of market analysis tools for various industries.

Franchisee Files SEC Whistleblower Complaint against Domino's Pizza

350px-The_Office_of_the_Whistleblower(SEC)_SymbolANN ARBOR, Michigan – A franchisee, financially devastated through years of disputes and litigation with Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), is now taking a new path in fighting against the publicly traded pizza giant. And this time he is doing it without an attorney.

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.

How a Prospective Franchisee Can Review Item 20

When reviewing a Franchise Disclosure Document, whether you’re a prospective franchisee or a franchise attorney, no one piece of information can be taken independent of other information.

Quiznos' Attorney Shows Lack of Transparency in Settlement

On the day Quiznos filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, outside counsel Fredric ‘Ric’ Cohen declared to a popular magazine for franchising readers, “Vindication. It’s vindication,” seeming to say that his client was exonerated in settling the last 13 franchisee lawsuits.