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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.

Does Disclosing An Item 19 FPR Really Matter?

As more franchisors make an Item 19 financial disclosure a key question is: Does this growing trend impact the franchise industry and if so how?

Ohio Passes Law to Protect Franchisees

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has passed a law that goes beyond many other states in its attempt to curb abusive franchising practices. The revised Ohio Business Opportunity Law protects the state's franchisees' right to sue a franchisor for false or untimely disclosure, ensures that Ohio law reigns supreme and attempts to safeguard that disputes be resolved in Ohio, not elsewhere.

Remembering Pioneer Tom Murphy of Continental Franchise Review

Franchise consultant and founder of the Continental Franchise Review newsletter Tom Murphy died a week ago last Saturday at age 93, after a short illness. Having known Tom for almost 30 years, I seldom imagined a time that he would no longer be a part of my life in franchising.

Understanding Item 20 of a Franchise Disclosure Document

If you're thinking about purchasing a franchise, pay close attention to the franchise disclosure document (FDD)—the large document that contains disclosures about the franchisor and franchise system.