It is not easy to forget the Quiznos saga. Once a darling of the franchise industry, Dickey's Barbecue grew through franchising to nearly 5,000 locations. But today, it has just under 400 restaurants in the United States. Many franchisees lost everything.
Politics, events and news that affect franchisee rights
Right on the heels of franchisor Tim Hortons ousting of Mark Kuziora, a leading voice in the Tim Hortons franchisee group Great White Northern Franchisee Association (GWNFA), another franchise owner, David Hughes, has been unceremoniously dumped from the chain,
All of us have heard the argument: franchises are in a heavily regulated industry. Really? Let us look into what is regulated, what isn’t, and is it enough considering those investing in a franchise not only risk their investment, but likely all their assets.
Mark Kuziora, owner of two Tim Hortons locations in Toronto and a leading voice for franchisees, was denied renewal of one of his restaurants this past April, in likely retaliation for his leadership in the franchisee association that has taken the franchisor to task.
I have had the honor of meeting and talking to Senator John McCain a few times over the last decade. Every time, my interactions with him, enforced my belief that he was an honorable man, who also was approachable and personable.
As franchisee owners, we all sign franchise agreements that set the terms and conditions of our business, and the relationship with our franchisor. Most of those franchise agreements contain a condition that you will follow the then current Operations Manual.
Do franchise owners really own a business? That is a very important question. The franchise industry talks about franchise owners as independent business people, working for yourself, but not by yourself.
Keith Miller and Ronald Gardner to Receive the AAFD Chairman’s Award at 2017 Total Quality Franchising Awards Banquet
The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) will honor Keith Miller, Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), and nationally recognized attorney Ronald K. Gardner Jr. with the Total Quality Franchising Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Franchising Community.
2017 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Expected to Be the Largest Ever Gathering of Franchisee Association Leaders in History.
INDIAN WELLS, DECEMBER, 2016 – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is calling on all franchisee association leaders to participate in what it projects to be the largest ever gathering of franchisee association owners. The AAFD’s “Franchisee Leadership Summit” will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California as part of the organization’s three-day annual conference and 25th anniversary celebration.