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Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

Build a chapter for your franchise system and provide management and support services for internal chapters, as well as Independent Franchisee Associations.  The AAFD has formed exclusive trademark chapters for more than 60 franchise systems.

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

We continuously negotiate quality programs and discounts to increase the value of your membership. Visit our Branded Programs and our exclusive Referral Networks often, as we are constantly enhancing member benefits.

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Buying a Franchise?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

A major investment and Buying a franchise is often seen as a way to reduce risks, associating an established brand and tested operating system… BUT Buyer Beware! Read our resources, to find everything you need to know before Buying a Franchise.

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

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The AAFD Announces Four New Franchisee Chapters 

The AAFD announced today the formation of several new franchise associations as chapters of the AAFD. Each chapter will leverage the combined voices of all its members to establish an environment of collaboration between franchisees and franchisors. The four new chapters represent franchisees from:  iTrip Vacations, Amada Senior Care, Code Ninjas, and F45 Training®. 

AAFD Advances Legislative Influence In Congress

The AAFD is pleased to forward two comment letters issued this past week by AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin and the AAFD’s Director of Public Affairs and Engagement, Keith Miller.

Our Government Protects All Consumers… Except Franchisees!

The recently reported scandal involving the BurgerIM® franchise system apparent implosion, has refocused a bright spotlight on the question, “How is a franchisor able to perpetrate a fraud within the fabric of franchising regulations in America?”
Have you ever heard the expression caveat emptor? It means “buyer beware.” For much of U.S. history, caveat emptor was the name of the game in consumer protection. Businesses, hucksters, and snake oil salesmen of all stripes could sell whatever they wanted and make any claims they wanted about their products. It was up to the buyer to make sure they got a fair deal.

The AAFD Welcomes the Independent Association of BurgerIM® Franchisees

In the wake of bombshell revelations (reported on January 20th in Restaurant Business Online, “The BurgerIM Disaster”) of hundreds of franchisees not receiving promised services and support, and serious allegations of fraud, mismanagement, and misappropriation of franchisee funds, scores of BurgerIM franchisees have launched the BurgerIM Franchisees Chapter of the AAFD. The association has quickly established a steering committee, a membership committee, and a bylaws committee. It is preparing to elect a board of directors and is rapidly increasing its membership.   

Save the date for the 2020 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference: “Empowering Franchisee Associations”.

Last year’s AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference was a rousing success. We achieved a lot in 2019, but the fight for fair franchising is far from over! 

We need to keep the momentum going to further empower franchisees and protect the equity they work so hard to build in their franchise businesses. Join us this October in Mesa, Arizona for the AAFD’s 2020 Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference. 

The Joint Employer Conundrum

The AAFD’s was founded in 1992 in reaction to an ongoing degradation and deterioration of franchisee rights and equity that had been evolving for many years. The actual premise for my book, The Franchise Fraud, first published in 1994, was that the then modern-day franchise falsely represented that franchising was (and is) a safe and secure path the business ownership. In fact, then (and now) the ‘modern’ franchise is more business rental than business ownership, and most franchise agreements grant the right to ‘operate’ (not own) the franchised business.

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