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How Franchisors Can Short Circuit Independent Franchisee Associations

Benjamin Lawrence
Prof. Benjamin Lawrence

Benjamin Lawrence, assistant professor of food and beverage management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration speaks about how franchisors can short circuit independent franchisee associations from fully developing.


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Franchisees Trust Co-ops and Democracy More

ITHACA, N.Y. — In this final piece of a two-part series, Benjamin Lawrence, assistant professor of food and beverage management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, surmises that franchisee associations must support their members' right to assemble and speak, that cooperatives are great instruments for franchise systems, and that democratically elected leaders are important in incorporating sub-groups.

Court Grants KFC Franchisees Final Authority on Advertising

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Delaware court handed down its final order today granting judgment to the National Council and Advertising Cooperative (NCAC), stating KFC Corporation does not have the sole authority over advertising. 

KFC Franchisees Win Flap over Ad Control!

Thinking of KFC while playing with an iPhone app: fried, not grilled. photo/InCase

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Delaware court has ruled in favor of franchisees and their advertising cooperative against KFC Corporation.

Vantage Hospitality CEO Says Let Franchisees Elect Advisory Council Members, Grade Franchisor

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Americas Best Value Inn at Selma, Alabama, photo/vantage