When looking at franchise systems to join, potential franchisees will notice that many franchisors will operate on a “cookie cutter” system where each franchise store should more-or-less look and operate the same.
As a franchise tenant, you will want to prepare yourself for lease negotiations with a commercial landlord.
For over 15 years, we have been speaking at franchise shows across North America about real estate leasing.
An appellate court decision illustrates the perils of lease assignments and brand-specific lease clauses. The franchisee can not use the premises, but must pay for the lease term anyway.
There is a difference between a lease and a sublease, as some Applebee's franchisees discovered.
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