The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is proud to celebrate 20 years of fighting to establish and protect the rights of franchisees. Since our formal establishment on May 1, 1992, the AAFD has worked to advocate for franchisee rights and to build collaborative franchise cultures that respect the important interests of both franchisors and franchisees.
As part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, the AAFD is inviting all old and new friends to affirm their support with a special limited time offer–the AAFD is waiving our Initiation fee during our 20th Anniversary promotion, a $50 savings! During our 20th Anniversary promotion, franchisee AAFD Chapter membership is just $240. If you are not joining an AAFD Chapter, please join as an Associate member for just $69!
If you have considered becoming a member in the past, the time is now!
The heart and soul of the AAFD is helping franchisees develop greater market power, especially negotiating leverage so that fair and equitable franchise relationships can develop over time.
Contact the AAFD today for more information about launching or joining an independent franchisee association for your franchise brand as a chapter of the AAFD.
Legal & Financial Support
The AAFD Franchisee LegaLineSM is the foremost network of attorneys who focus on franchise law and the representation of franchisees. AAFD members receive special rates that can help them save significantly on legal costs. FinancialLineSM, a powerful network of financial service providers, offers a range of financial services at special rates to AAFD members, including bookkeeping, accounting, tax advice and lending services.
The AAFD monitors important legislative initiatives and provides testimony and advocacy in support of franchisee causes. The AAFD also maintains an Amicus Brief Committee to file friend of court briefs in support of franchisee causes.
Service and Product Discounts
The AAFD offers its members significant discounts on the important services and products that they need to run their businesses such as: payment processing services, PR services, VOIP bundles, graphic designs services, health insurance and more. Members also enjoy free conference calling and webinar capabilities.
The AAFD website provides franchise owners with a treasure trove of education and support materials including the AAFD blog, Franchisee Bill of Rights, the ground-breaking Fair Franchising Standards document, Road Map to Selecting a Franchise, Franchise Buyer resources and much, much more.
Celebrate 20 years with us by taking advantage of our $69 membership renewal offer. Our organization is better than ever, and the more members we have, the louder and stronger our collective voices can be!
Whether or not AAFD membership is right for you, please share this email with all the franchise owners in your circle so that they can experience all the benefits of our organization.
A Message FromRobert Purvin, Chairman and Founder of AAFD
From our inception (more than) 20 years ago, the AAFD has been focused on promoting the very best that franchising has to offer—not just fair franchising, but Total Quality Franchising!
The important work of the AAFD has been to define, identify and promote the best franchising practices, and to help our members protect their rights and investment by providing a strong and effective voice in support of franchisee interests.
The heart of the AAFD is the formation and support of effective franchisee associations as chapters of the AAFD. Our soul is embodied in the AAFD’s acclaimed Fair Franchising Standards and the AAFD Franchisee Bill of Rights.
Your membership helps us to be your effective voice for franchise empowerment. Join us, or renew your support.
We look forward to having you!