| Jim Coen
| Mar 5 | franchising
Josh Freedman of Washington Monthly says, "Franchisees have little control over how much they can afford to pay their workers. While being a franchisor is often highly lucrative, being a franchisee often means living on very small, or no, margins."
He goes on to say:
"Until the growing imbalance of power between franchisors and franchisees is corrected, there is little chance that wages for fast-food workers can be substantially improved. For workers to get a raise, we need to reform the franchised fast-food industry from top to bottom."
Now that's a conversation worth having.
Greater margins at the franchisee level, means greater ability to pay higher wages.
Here is another quote in the same vain by Timothy Noah of Pacific Standard
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