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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

AAFD Health Benefits Open Enrollment

Ah, fall!  The season of change.  There is a crisp note in the air, the leaves in most parts of the country are beginning to show their red, yellow and ...

By |October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on AAFD Health Benefits Open Enrollment

From the Archives: Are ‘Zors from Mars and ‘Zees from Venus?

I have compiled a list of the oft-made mistakes that both franchisors and potential franchisees make during the all-critical validation and expectations-setting process. Although no one can completely error-proof their decision, many of these mistakes can be easily mitigated a priori. And, if not, it can be the beginning of an unhappy, short-lived and financially underwhelming nuptial period.

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

New Franchise Loan Transparency Bill Introduced in the US Senate

As our friend, Keith Miller, principle of Franchise Advocacy Consulting, likes to say, there are far more franchisees in this country than franchisors. When we join our voices together, we can be a powerful and persuasive political force. It’s time to raise your voice to support an exciting new bill that was just introduced on July 31, 2019 in the United States Senate by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). While the bill’s overall aims are modest, the changes—if enacted—will require franchisors to provide more transparency to prospective franchisees or face financial consequences. 

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Franchise Loan Transparency Bill Introduced in the US Senate

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