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.
Can Dickey’s BBQ Franchise Owners Survive? Franchisees Claim They Received Misleading Numbers
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, […]
The Franchise Industry, Heavily Regulated? – Shattering the Myth
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) […]
American Bar “Wizards” Wish for Franchise Law Reform
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 […]