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Franchise Groups Advocate Creating Franchisee Associations

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.

Tim Hortons Wins Battle, Losing War

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.

Franchisee Association Pioneer Dies

Stephen A Ellerhorst
Stephen A Ellerhorst, photo/bmm

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.

Restaurants See Families Return

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. 

Ambac Assurance Corp Controls Dunkin' Brands Inc.

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Ten Most Powerful Franchise Associations

When it comes to industrial might and lobbying power, the franchise industry is lopsided. A few big groups have the lion's share. 

Look at the Best and Worst When Using Franchisee Surveys

Jeff Johnson of Fran Survey has a short executive summary of their recent review of franchisee satisfaction at Comfort Keepers.

New Franchisee Federations Spring Up

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.

First IAFD Meeting Starts

Indy Driver Derek Daly kicks off the inaugural IAFD Convention
Former Indy driver Derek Daly kicks off IAFD conference

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers: What is it?

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.