In 1996 the AAFD unveiled the first ever balanced standards of Fair Franchising Practices for the franchising community. Franchise buyers now have objective criteria by which to judge a franchise opportunity. The AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards also serve as the basis for accrediting forward thinking franchisors who recognize that AAFD endorsement of their franchising practices can pay enormous dividends in the franchising marketplace.
The mission of the AAFD FAIR FRANCHISING STANDARDS Committee is to develop standards relating to various business and legal aspects of the franchisor/franchisee relationship so that a more equitable franchise agreement becomes the standard for the franchise community and which balances the legitimate business interests of the franchisors and franchisees.
Over many years the AAFD has promulgated over 140 Fair Franchising Standards and commentary to give guidance to fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships. The AAFD Fair Franchising Standards are now published in both print and Kindle editions and are available worldwide from the AAFD and at Amazon.com.