SAN DIEGO, Calif. — On Thursday the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers sent an email to franchisees encouraging them to "achieve a win-win relationship with their franchisors" by forming an independent franchise association.
The result of a dismissed franchisee class action lawsuit victory is that franchisor Tim Hortons is losing a business war. In a rare summary judgment motion., the reasons for the judgment, part 1 and part 2 can be read here, a judge dismissed the franchisee's class action. But Tim's will now struggle mightily to get same operator expansion as a result of this legal victory.
INDIANAPOLIS —Stephen A. Ellerhorst, the executive director and chief executive officer of the International Association of Franchisees and Dealers, passed away in Indianapolis Monday from medical complications.
CHICAGO – Families with children are returning to restaurants after a long recess, says a consumer research group. Visits by customers accompanied by children increased one percent for June, July and August of this year compared to a year ago.
LEXINGTON — As spring 2010 comes to a close after an extraordinary recession, new independent franchisee federations are springing up, while old ones have either changed or otherwise passed quietly during the dead of winter.
The economic rationale for franchising is this: the franchisor picks local experts as franchisees; these local operators must, on average, be experts otherwise the franchisor would be better off with a company store.