CFA Backs California’s Good Faith in Franchising State Bill 610

<p>On behalf of more than 33,000 franchisees owning more than 81,000 businesses and employing 1.4 million individuals, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) expresses its support for SB 610, relating to franchisees&#39; rights to good faith by their franchisors.</p>

<p><img align="right" alt="" src="…; />By way of background, CFA - exclusively comprised of franchisee associations and franchisee members - brings together some of the largest and most reputable independent franchisee associations with a mission &quot;to leverage the collective strengths of franchisee associations for the benefit of the franchisee community.&quot; The CFA represents 19 franchisee associations whose members own brands including Subway, BURGER KING, 7-Eleven, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin&#39; Donuts, Meineke, the Service Station Franchisee Association, Domino&#39;s, Little Caesars and Supercuts, among others.</p>

<p>As an organization with supports a franchisee&#39;s right to freedom of association as well as the standards of good faith and fair dealing in franchise agreements, CFA believes SB 610 is a step in the right direction. This legislation paves the way in giving local small business owners the opportunity to sign more balanced agreements and placing them on a more equal footing with their franchisors.</p>

<p>On behalf of small business owners throughout the state of California, the CFA respectfully requests your support of SB 610.</p>


<p>Keith R. Miller&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Misty Chally<br />
Chairman, CFA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Executive Director, CFA<br />
Owner, Subway Grass Valley &amp; Auburn, CA</p>

<p style="text-align: center"><img alt="Franchisee association members of CFA" src="…; style="height: 109px; width: 680px;" /></p>

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Please provide evidence of this claim

Keith, With all due respect please provide evidence of this claim?

"On behalf of more than 33,000 franchisees owning more than 81,000 businesses and employing 1.4 million individuals, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations....."

I can't seem to find any evidence on the the CFA website. Do you claim to represent all franchisees in a system? What if the franchisee isn't a member of the Franchisee Association, what if the unit is corporate owned?

Providing Evidence for the CFA

I don't know why people are questioning the intentions or the efforts of the CFA. I am not a member nor is my franchise association. However, I can attest to their determination in leveling the playing field in franchising. After approaching them with some information they, to put it lightly, provided me with their time and their contacts to try to rectify the situation. This was not a 30 minute assist. They are still working with me today.

So all of you armchair quarterbacks who have done little to nothing to fight against the IFA in order to improve franchising or, better yet, are waiting for someone else to do the fighting for you, its time to shut up and get behind the CFA. Believe me, I tried everything to get other franchisees within my system to fight and they all were too afraid or wanted to put the fraud behind them. So, instead of driving a wedge between franchisees and those trying to help we need to start acting with one voice and working together. Are they perfect? No. But they also aren't paid for their time. They have businesses to run and yet still take the time to work for others. I'll stand up for them anytime.


Does Congressman Issa claim to represent all the people in his district, or just the ones who voted for him. How about Senator Boxer? Does she represent ALL of California, or just the people who voted and voted for her? The CFA is made up of franchisees, and only franchisees. They represent the better interests of all franchisees, and in a great many cases, the interests of franchisors and franchising in general as well. Who does the IFA represent?