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AAFD Postponement of AAFD Leadership Summit 2021

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Member Alerts | 0 comments

We are pleased to advise all AAFD members and friends that we are postponing our 2020 Franchisee Leadership Summit to early May of 2021. Our tentative dates are May 5-8, 2021 at the Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville, in Mesa Arizona.

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Act Today! Request Disaster Assistance for Franchisees

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in Featured, Legislative, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | Comments Off on Act Today! Request Disaster Assistance for Franchisees

S.3548 has been introduced in the Senate that specifically takes action to assist small business owners from the effects of Coronavirus pandemic. We now have a starting point to work from and will do our best to keep you up to date on its progress and other legislation that impacts franchisees. The main points of this legislation are to get money into the hands of small business owners through disaster loans, penalty free access to retirement funds, and possibly grants.

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Franchisee Action Required – H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in Featured, Legislative, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

As you probably know, and has been widely reported, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Act overnight this past Friday.  It will be debated and likely passed in the Senate on Monday, and the President has already expressed his support.  Of course, the question on all of our minds is how does it impact us as franchisees?  First, a lot will come out in the coming days, with many organizations providing their analysis of the legislation.  It’s 124 pages long, so it’s not an easy task.  As detailed analysis becomes available, I will get that to you. A link to the legislation can be found here.

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AAFD Advances Legislative Influence In Congress

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

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.

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AAFD Names Keith Miller as Director of Public Affairs and Engagement

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in Featured, Member Alerts, Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | Comments Off on AAFD Names Keith Miller as Director of Public Affairs and Engagement

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced the engagement of Franchisee Advocacy Consulting (FAC) to provide political consultancy services to the AAFD. Importantly, FAC’s Principal, Keith Miller, has accepted the role as the AAFD’s Director of Public Affairs and Engagement. 

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If You Only Go to One Conference This Year…

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in conference, Featured, Member Alerts | Comments Off on If You Only Go to One Conference This Year…

Your time is valuable and so is your money. You can’t afford to give away either by going to every industry conference. If you only go to one conference this year, make it the AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Conference taking place in the greater Phoenix area of Arizona, Sept. 15 – 18, 2019

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Join an AAFD Action Task Force and Fight for the Cause of Fair Franchising!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Member Alerts | Comments Off on Join an AAFD Action Task Force and Fight for the Cause of Fair Franchising!

Do you want to help fix the biggest challenges that franchisees face? Then sign up to participate in an AAFD Action Task Force!

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

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Featured, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

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.

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

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in conference, Member Alerts | 0 comments

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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Please register to join the AAFD’s Franchisee Leadership Council conference call to learn more about the AAFD’s Action Task Forces

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Featured, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

This is your second call to join one or more of the AAFD Action Task Forces established by the AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit that are focused on what AAFD Members consider to be the primary challenges/opportunities facing franchise owners.

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