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McDonald's Loses to Franchisees on Appeal

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SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision that two 30-year multi-unit franchisee veterans may continue operating their three McDonald’s restaurants, pending completion of their trial. The jury trial will begin on May 29, challenging McDonald’s on its decision not to grant 20-year “rewrites” of their existing franchise terms, after promising to do so.

Franchise Renewals: They've Got You Coming and Going

Renewals have always been a hot topic in the franchise world. Not surprisingly, most, but not all, of the legal history on renewals shows franchisees to be the definitive losers.

Renewal Provisions: What an Existing Franchisee Should Do

If you are an existing franchisee, re-read the renewal terms of your franchise agreement. If this typical provision is in there, it's still not too late to do something.

A Franchisee's Dilemma with Renewing

The vast majority of today's franchise agreements (that is, "one-sided, franchisor-oriented") normally contain the following provision as one of the conditions to the franchisor agreeing to renew the franchise agreement at the end of the initial term.