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And the TQF Award goes to… AAFD Announces Total Quality Franchising Award Recipients

Don Sniegowski and Robert Zarco Take Home Top Awards of the Night

On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers hosted the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards (TQF Awards) in the Starlight Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Each year, the TQF AWARDS recognizes the men, women, and franchisee chapters that have made a positive difference in the effort toward Total Quality Franchising.

Landmark Jury Verdict and Final Judgement Upholds Franchisor’s Duty to Act in Good Faith and Deal Fairly with its Franchisees

By Robert Zarco Founding Partner, Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski and Brito

Recently, a California Superior Court 12-member jury in Los Angeles handed franchisees a huge victory when it delivered an $8.8-million-dollar verdict against El Pollo Loco (EPL) after the popular fast food chicken restaurant set up two competing locations in close vicinity of a franchisee’s existing restaurant location.

What made the case of Janice P. Handlers-Bryman and Michael Bryman v. El Pollo Loco, Inc. such a game-changer is that the court upheld the idea that a franchisor’s duty to act in good faith and to deal fairly with franchisees overrides explicit, yet legally and factually unconscionable terms and provisions laid out in the franchise disclosure document (FDD) including in the franchise agreement.

And the Total Quality Franchising Award Nominees Are…

AAFD to Recognize Founder, Don Sniegowski for Lifetime Achievement and Robert Zarco for AAFD Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Franchising Community.

The Emmys are over, but the Total Quality Franchising Award nominees have just been announced! Every year the AAFD hosts the Total Quality Franchising Awards to celebrate the franchisees, associations, and suppliers who are leading the charge in the fight for fair franchising. Below, we are proud to announce this year’s nominees in each category as well as our chosen recipients for The AAFD’s Lifetime Achievement and Chairman’s Award.

Early Bird Special for AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Extended to August 31st Sept. 15th.

Early Bird Special for AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Extended to August 31st Sept. 15th.

AAFD’s Early Bird discounts expire on September 15, 2018! That means you can now save $100 on your registration fee when you register By Sept. 15.

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The AAFD Is Growing: New Chapter Support Job Opportunities

The AAFD has experienced significant growth over the last year, and it is looking to expand its chapter support department. We are seeking candidates in all continental US time zones to serve as Chapter Development and Chapter Management Coordinators. We are hopeful that our best candidates may be found or recommended from our community of members and friends.

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A Franchisee Association Case Study You Must Read!

The AAFD is proud to present an inspiring case study of a franchisee association that used determination, patience, and a commitment to collaborative franchising to completely turn around its relationship with its franchisor!

Early Bird Registration for the 2018 AAFD Leadership Summit Is Now Open!

Early Bird Registration for the 2018 AAFD Leadership Summit Is Now Open!

Early bird registration is now open, so register today to save $100 per registration through August 15, 2018! Join franchisee association leaders across the country as we “Take Action and Take a Stand”. Our theme is, “Embracing Our Tasks,” and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the AAFD’s Action Task Forces. Each task force addresses major challenges faced by franchise owners nationwide.