Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) has once again supported protections for franchisees by sending a letter to the Federal Trade Commission expressing her concerns with disclosure and franchisor behavior in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The press release and letter can be found here.
Franchise owners of Dickey’s BBQ are closing at an alarming rate. Why is this, and can a franchise owner really make a profit owning a Dickey’s BBQ? Despite this, up to now, the franchisor has continued to sell a high number of new franchises. Can they continue that pace and keep their financials strong? And, […]
All of us have heard the argument: franchises are in a heavily regulated industry. Really? This paper will attempt to briefly clarify what is specifically regulated, what isn’t, and is it enough considering those investing in a franchise not only risk their investment, but likely all their assets. We hear the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) […]
Janet Sparks at Blue MauMau attended the American Bar Association’s 36th Forum on Franchising, she writes: Not all wizards are known for their magical powers. Some are identified by their skill and knowledge about a particular topic, said Joseph J Fittante, Jr., moderator of this year’s American Bar Association’s 36th Forum on Franchising plenary session, in introducing this year’s […]