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AAFD Announces FLC Co-Chairs

It is with pleasure that we announce the new co-chairs of the Franchisee Leadership Council, Stephen Rymal and Richard Stroiney. Stephen Rymal has been a Franchisee of Griswold Home Care (GHC) since 1997. He ...

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on AAFD Announces FLC Co-Chairs

Join us in May for our Town Halls

May 8: Results of the AAFD Franchisor Pandemic Relief Response Survey TOPIC: Results and Goals of our Franchisor Relief Response Survey. Direct focus on our survey results and practical strategies to enhance franchisor support efforts. ...

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Join us in May for our Town Halls

The Coronavirus Outbreak: a Force Majeure event?

*By: Gary Tucker, Esq. and Karen Cockrill, Esq. Franchisees nationwide are facing devasting impact on their businesses, and increasingly mandated store closures. Naturally, franchisees face concerns regarding impact on their ...

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on The Coronavirus Outbreak: a Force Majeure event?

AAFD Fair Franchising Standards available from Amazon, the Kindle Marketplace and NOW, directly download from AAFD.org!

The AAFD has made it easier than ever to access the AAFD’s acclaimed Fair Franchising Standards. Simply visit the Fair Franchising Standards page on our AAFD’s Website, and choose to ...

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on AAFD Fair Franchising Standards available from Amazon, the Kindle Marketplace and NOW, directly download from AAFD.org!

AAFD Takes Action on New Jersey Hospitality Franchise Legislation

AAFD has given its support to newly introduced fair franchising legislation in New Jersey.  A2682, a bill concerning hospitality franchisee agreements, has been introduced by Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, who is also Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  Joining him as primary sponsors are Robert Karabinchak and Ronald Dancer making the introduction a bipartisan bill. 

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on AAFD Takes Action on New Jersey Hospitality Franchise Legislation

AAFD Takes Action on California Franchise Legislation

AAFD has weighed in on two legislative issues in California in the past couple of weeks.  The first, AB-2672, which will make updates to the California Franchise Relations Act.  This bill was authored by Assemblyman Chris Holden, who also authored AB-525 in 2015, which made significant improvements to the Act.  AAFD is proud to be a sponsor of AB-2672. The second action is on SB-967, which is a bill designed to exempt franchises from the requirements of AB-5, a worker classification bill.

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Our Government Protects All Consumers… Except Franchisees!

By Jessica Bennett, Robert Purvin and Keith Miller The recently reported scandal involving the BurgerIM® franchise system apparent implosion (See “The BurgerIM Disaster” from Restaurant Business Online), has refocused a ...

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Our Government Protects All Consumers… Except Franchisees!

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.   

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: News, Press Releases|Comments Off on The AAFD Welcomes the Independent Association of BurgerIM® Franchisees

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. 

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

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