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Letter from the Chair2022-01-12T15:22:13-08:00

“Best of Times . . . and Worst of Times” – AAFD Closes a Watershed Year!

To quote Charles Dickens opening in his epic Tale of Two Cities, “It was the Best of Times and Worst of times.” This can certainly be said of the AAFD’s 2021! While our world continues to endure the consequences of a worldwide pandemic including the unexpected impacts on labor shortages, supply chain issues, inflation, and unprecedented on-going political divisions, all of which have impacted our AAFD community, we nevertheless have experienced a year of unprecedented progress towards greater awareness and sympathy for our franchisee members. We sadly have endured pandemic related membership losses, following more than five years of more than 20% annual growth. Nevertheless, we are pleased to report some amazing advances that will clearly benefit all AAFD Members: Most importantly, awareness of franchisee concerns at the Federal level have never been greater due largely to the efforts of Keith Miller, the AAFD’s Director of Public Affairs, to gain the ear of the Federal Trade Commission, the Small Business Administration, the ...

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