C K Patel on June 22, 2011
Bill of Rights is an important step forward for franchisees to be able to receive an adequate return on the hard work and hard-earned capital they invest in their businesses. I urge all franchisee to endorse this bill.
W. Michael Garner, P.A. on June 22, 2011
The Franchisee Bill of Rights clearly articulates 12 of the most important principles of good franchising. By highlighting these principles, the Bill of Rights focuses attention on the priorities that all those involved in franchising -- franchisees and franchisors -- should pursue. These are the points that, if implemented, will pave the way toward a level, fair, and productive playing field.
Jim Coen on June 23, 2011
For franchising to be successful there needs to be a mutually advantageous relationship, the franchise agreement of today is not fair and is not mutually advantageous.
Chris Schmitz on June 23, 2011
If the goal is to perpetuate the growth and success of franchising, this doctrine of fairness is an important step in the right direction.
Lou Bonilla on June 23, 2011
Kristi Keith on June 23, 2011
Mark Dubinsky on June 23, 2011
As a former franchisee of 22 years, former president of an independent franchisee association, and as a current board member of an independent franchisee association, I unequivocally endorse The Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights. This document addresses the key concerns that are of critical importance to franchisees with regard to their franchisee / franchisor relationships.
David Glodowski on June 24, 2011
Keith Miller on June 25, 2011
Jayesh Lallu on June 25, 2011
John Fuller on June 26, 2011
Linda Morris Belford on June 27, 2011
Ashlee Ward on June 27, 2011
Sharon Mason on June 28, 2011
Pamela Sue Taylor on June 28, 2011
Eugene R Campbell Sr on June 28, 2011
Randy Winston on June 28, 2011
Ken Ruginis on June 28, 2011
Martin Stewart Travis on June 28, 2011
My sister works very hard to make her business profitable, "Edible Arrangements". The franchisor is constantly changing the rules and asking for more profits. This is a crime. She has told me that it was great when she first started the business now they are sucking the life out of her business.
Cynthia McCaffery on June 28, 2011
Travis Campbell on June 28, 2011
Kristin Love on June 28, 2011
Daniel O'Bresky on June 29, 2011
Lucinda Lombardelli on June 29, 2011
Juan Carlos Toffano on June 30, 2011
Jerry McLoughlin on June 30, 2011
Matt Ellis on July 01, 2011
Alex Bulbulian on July 06, 2011
John Newcomb on July 06, 2011
Robert Branca, Jr. on July 06, 2011
As one of the drafters, my intent is for the Bill of Rights to be guide for existing as well as prospective franchisees to review business opportunities with an eye toward the situations that lead to conflict in franchise relationships. How a brand manages these conflicts is crucial to protecting a franchisee's investment. Many franchisees and even attorneys are unaware of what the CFA has identified to be the common flashpoints across multiple brands and industries that are franchised. An open and honest dialogue is key to addressing and resolving these matters, and the conversations starts with awareness and planning before the problems arise. We hope to elevate and focus the discussion surrounding problems in franchising to advance the prospects of franchising and the fortunes of all parties involved in franchising.
Thomas Joseph Clarke on July 06, 2011
Todd Messer on July 06, 2011
Cathy Irvine on July 06, 2011
FAYE DZIEDZIC on July 06, 2011
Shailesh Patel on July 07, 2011
Harshad on July 07, 2011
Richard Adams on July 08, 2011
Jay D Patidar on July 08, 2011
please do it asap
Vijay Patel on July 08, 2011
Harold Keith Lawhorn on July 09, 2011
Raman Patel on July 09, 2011
Arthur Buckner on July 10, 2011
Ray Aley on July 10, 2011
Ramesh K Patel on July 10, 2011
The franchisors are becoming more and more manipulative and bringing changes time to time too often without watching the bottomline of franchisee, also not being practical in application. Underperforming good standing properties should be considered for lower fees. The endorsed vendor game should not be played at all....
Robert Zarco on July 10, 2011
This is a very significant effort to help level the playing field between Franchisor and Franchisee which is long overdue and highly appreciated!!
Patricia Babb on July 11, 2011
Gianna D\'Angelo on July 11, 2011
Deepak Shah on July 11, 2011
Carmen Caruso on July 11, 2011
The Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights is an important step forward. Franchising works best when it works for the franchisees as well as for the franchisor. Franchisors who are wise enough to support these principals will enjoy a stronger brand in the years to come.
Mitch Kates on July 11, 2011
One more effort (and a big one at that) in helping franchisees become more successful & profitable.
Daniel Joseph Heins on July 11, 2011
Gary Robins on July 11, 2011
Jack Burkhead on July 12, 2011
Rick Urso on July 12, 2011
Robert J Lucido on July 12, 2011
Linda Myers on July 12, 2011
Mani Sidhu on July 12, 2011
Thank you to all of you that have worked so hard to get this project to this stage. You all have, by contributing to the Franchisee Bill of Rights, preformed a great service not just for franchisees across industries and regions, but also for American Small Businesses in general.
Jayantilal Bhavan on July 13, 2011
I endorse franchise rights.
Paresh Patel on July 13, 2011
SHAILESH on July 13, 2011
WAY TO GO FOR FREEDOM IN DOING BUSINESS....
Dale Ma on July 13, 2011
Sumit Jay Dalwadi on July 14, 2011
Samir Bhagat on July 14, 2011
John Weissfisch on July 15, 2011
Franchising is the backbone of the American Middle class.
Carmen J. Marzella, Esq. on July 17, 2011
The degradation of Franchisee Rights over the past decade has resulted in the loss of Franchisee investment due to the loss of control to "operate within our business model", which has now become "operate our business model". We need universal reform of what has now become predatory practices. This is our opportunity. Carmen J. Marzella, Esq. Franchisee / Franchise Attorney
New England Knockouts Haircuts for Men on July 17, 2011
Ron Benedetti on July 17, 2011
Former member of the IFA Franchisee Advisory Committee
Bruce Coen on July 17, 2011
Joan Agri on July 18, 2011
I strongly support this bill and wish all involved much success.
Joseph Bank on July 18, 2011
Eric h. Karp, Esq. on July 18, 2011
Bravo! I congratulate the Coaltion of Franchisee Associations and its Fair Franchising Committtee on its remarkable achievement. The Univeral Franchisee Bill of Rights is an important and historic milestone in the effort to create a fair allocation of the risks and rewards of franchising. For too long, the overwhelming imbalance in the legal and financial resources of the parties has led to unfair, heavy handed and predatory practices by many franchisors. It time to recognize that it is the franchisees who take the entrepenurial risk, build locations, create jobs, pay taxes, invest in the brand and contribute to the local community. It is time, indeed, to level the playing field.
John A Gordon on July 19, 2011
Thanks for composing and proposing a common-sense, useful Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights.
Dennis H. Gramm on July 19, 2011
The Universal Franchise Bill of Rights is a simple yet important document to articulate expectations of franchisee members across concepts and industries.
Tina Gleisner on July 20, 2011
I think this is fantastic as 1. franchisor first blocked the sale of businesses to neighboring owner (they make more with their burn & churn model), then 2. they tried to use neighboring owner to push me out but he said no as he realizes his territory not viable without my business and 3. they've now sent termination notice and most of the issues are with my selling marketing services to other franchisees, which is totally outside the scope of the franchise agreement. This Bill of Rights will be communicated to every owner in the system and referenced in my response to Mr Handyman.
Lee Staak on July 20, 2011
Michael Levine on July 20, 2011
Michael Macrides on July 21, 2011
PETER CHASE, ESQ. on July 21, 2011
Timothy McGlone on July 21, 2011
It is imprerative that the franchisees rights are protected and preserved and that a partnership exists on an equal playing field. I would write more but I'm sure everyone has their own horror stories, but bottom line.....there should be no horror stories. I hope this goes through and good luck to all.
Curt on July 22, 2011
Cathy Gavriel on July 22, 2011
Joan Gould on July 22, 2011
john kennedy on July 22, 2011
MYasin Shaikh on July 25, 2011
Ed Wolak on July 25, 2011
Mitesh Patel on July 26, 2011
Dinesh S Rama on July 26, 2011
David Jagirdar on July 26, 2011
Amita D Patel on July 26, 2011
Jay Patel on July 26, 2011
Franchise companies are all started with all the best intentions, along the way to profitability they become greedy, lose sight of who generates profitability and who the investor is that has most to lose.
Tushar Patel on July 26, 2011
Asvin S. Patel on July 26, 2011
Govind Payel on July 26, 2011
Shaunak Patel on July 26, 2011
BIMAL PATEL on July 27, 2011
Kaushik patel on July 27, 2011
Misty Chally on July 27, 2011
Purva m Patel on July 27, 2011
I own and operate 4 Subway's and One Comfort Inn Hotel
Ted Leverette on July 28, 2011
This makes sense. And for those of you wanting a larger perspective on this topic, you can see the Bill of Rights for Buyers of Small and Midsize Businesses. From this webpage you can access the document: http://ipbba.org/BillofRightsforBuyers.php
Rakesh Patel on July 28, 2011
They are outragous
Vinu c patel on July 28, 2011
Ask Franchisor to charge franchise fee on NOI than we want see how many new free programs they like to come up with Ps All frenchise fee on NO I
krishna b patel on July 28, 2011
Ratilal C patel on July 28, 2011
paresh on July 28, 2011
Neil Patel on July 28, 2011
Tushar B. Patel on July 28, 2011
samir shah on July 29, 2011
Viral H. Patel on July 29, 2011
Jeff Reddig on July 29, 2011
Jignesh Patel on July 29, 2011
Like TEA party Slogan Tax Enough Already. Franchisors are adding extra regulations and taxes in name of fees. It is enough already and time to unite and fight against them.
Natvarlal Patel on July 29, 2011
Today's franchisors are not taking any risks, asking franchisees to take all the risks, and not allowing franchisees to recoup investment made by franchisees. Changing brand standards, so they can terminate franchisee of a relatively new business, sell new franchise, and davistate the business of the franchisee. I am very pleased to have Bill of Right, specifically following items: Uniform Application of Brand Standards: Franchisors shall maintain consistent operating standards under a specific franchise system brand name and uniformly apply such standards in a non-discriminatory manner. Right to Renew the Franchise: A franchisee may renew its franchise under terms free of unreasonable costs and or stipulations. Thanks.
Harry Gandhi on July 29, 2011
dilip makan on July 29, 2011
Bimal Daftary on July 29, 2011
Franchisee protection rights is essential to the tune of investment they happen to make on a property, there is a forecasting set on the ROI, which the franchisor does not take in to consideration because of their aims and goals are differrent.
Nitin N Shah on July 29, 2011
Pruthviraj Desai on July 29, 2011
Bharat Patel on July 29, 2011
Chandubhai Patel on July 29, 2011
Shailesh Patel on July 29, 2011
sanjay Patel on July 29, 2011
Dahyabhai Patel on July 29, 2011
heetesh Patel on July 29, 2011
sanmukh Swami on July 29, 2011
pillas swami on July 29, 2011
Ashok Patel on July 29, 2011
Vinod Patel on July 29, 2011
Hitendra Patel on July 29, 2011
prakash Patel on July 29, 2011
ramesh rama on July 29, 2011
bhavesh patel on July 29, 2011
PIYUSH BHAGAT on July 30, 2011
we should work on this stuff asap.Thanks
VIREN S. PATEL on July 30, 2011
Bharat Patel on July 30, 2011
Jay Patel on July 30, 2011
jay patel on July 30, 2011
Kishor patel on July 30, 2011
ramanlal patel on July 30, 2011
dahyabhai patel on July 30, 2011
thakur patel on July 30, 2011
arvind patel on July 30, 2011
vijay patel on July 30, 2011
anil patel on July 30, 2011
Patel Jaimesh on August 01, 2011
Andy Patel on August 01, 2011
Rakesh Dayalji on August 02, 2011
Dipakbhai Khandubhai Patel on August 02, 2011
JITENDRA PATEL on August 02, 2011
Yes, It is about time we ask franchisors to be honest, fair and implement actions to support the franchisee and make them successful. No need to pay $200 dollars for an item that only cost $50 and the franchisors get huge kick backs. I conrtulate and commend AAHOA and The leadership for outstanding work. THANKS
mike on August 03, 2011
mike patel on August 03, 2011
Hitesh Patel, CHA, CHO on August 03, 2011
sunny patel on August 07, 2011
just not fair
Parth Patel on August 09, 2011
Mihir Patel on August 11, 2011
Bhupendra M Shah on August 11, 2011
Good Job keep it up....
Mohmmad Ashraf on August 11, 2011
vipin k shah on August 11, 2011
Arvind Patel on August 11, 2011
Manish Patel on August 11, 2011
Anish Prakash on August 11, 2011
Daljeet (Dee) Mann on August 11, 2011
VIJAY PATEL on August 11, 2011
Neal Dhanani, CHA on August 11, 2011
SATISH GABHAWALA on August 11, 2011
Thakor Maggan on August 12, 2011
Ajay Patel on August 12, 2011
Sam Agee on August 12, 2011
Bud patel on August 12, 2011
AAHOA must create their own franchise, and have all our hotel under one roof. GO AAHOA GO!
PRAKASH PATEL on August 12, 2011
Amrish Patel on August 12, 2011
MANU NAIK on August 13, 2011
Varsha I Patel on August 13, 2011
Raman T Patel on August 13, 2011
Pradip M. Patel on August 14, 2011
Naren Shah on August 15, 2011
I will like to add following statement "Same standards will also applied to Franchisor owned location.
Kelly Harvel on August 15, 2011
Our franchise agreements reflect the spirit of the Franchisee Bill of Rights! We fully endorse the Franchisee Bill of Rights and challenge all franchisors in the hotel industry to step forward and do the same!
Robert Ottolia on August 15, 2011
Lauren Webber on August 18, 2011
Scott McCandless on August 18, 2011
Greg Mondoux on August 19, 2011
Sabrina San Martino on August 23, 2011
KAL GANDHI on September 01, 2011
jayanti patel on September 04, 2011
EAIFA, c/o Linda M. Belford on September 07, 2011
EAIFA, Edidle Arrangements Independent Franchisee Association, is ratifying this Bill of Rightsas an association.
Jyotindra on September 12, 2011
I support the Fair Franchise Bill.
Nitin Patel on September 13, 2011
Biren Patel on September 16, 2011
If the franchise industry is to have a better future the Universal Bill of Rights must pass. The next generation is not interested to own franchises if this one sided agreements continue. It has to be fair and the return on investment and hard work has to be attractive to stay in this game. If this bill does not pass the future is not very bright for both sides.
Jit Patel on September 20, 2011
Paresh Patel on September 21, 2011
Unfair, oneway or defenseless contracts by franchisor MUST be revoked and corporation such as Wyndham and it's individual brands MUST be taught a lesson.
Stephen C. Reitz on September 28, 2011
Tim Haberkamp on September 29, 2011
Paul Cato on September 29, 2011
Jon Munger on September 29, 2011
Jack W. Rugen on September 29, 2011
I have been working hard to get the National Coalition of 7-Eleven Franchisee to join the CFA. That has finally taken place for 2012. How is the meting in Chicago going?
Frank Westermajer on September 29, 2011
Jonpaul Leskie on September 30, 2011
John P Motta on October 02, 2011
This Bill of Rights now gives new franchisees a guide to ask potential franchisors some very direct questions regarding franchising.
Melvin Mencias on November 04, 2011
Owners 8 Association on November 09, 2011
Michael Sulser on January 16, 2012
kirit patel on March 01, 2012
Nick Patel on March 01, 2012
Smiley Thakker on March 01, 2012
Anilkumar Patrl on March 01, 2012
Kojak Bhakta on March 01, 2012
Mitesh on March 02, 2012
Current franchise agreement is one sided favoring the franchiser.
Ali Chaudhry on March 02, 2012
devendra patel on March 02, 2012
Robin Prema on March 02, 2012
Manhar P Rama on March 02, 2012
1.No real partnership between Franchisor and Franchisee. Franchisor are more interested in satisfying wall Street at the cost of true partner "Franchisee". 2. Often Changing standards - keeping franchisee on their toe. 3. One sided franchise agreement - controlling the investment of franchisee and livelihood of Franchisee. 4.It's a rat Race among franchisor at the cost of Franchisee. 5.Keep adding new freebees to increase top line (Revenue - Franchisor are getting paid their royalty based on revenue) without any regards to the cost to franchisee.To make it more equitable Royalty should be based on bottom-line profit.( A True Partnership ) 6. If franchisor does not meet the expectation of Franchisee than Franchisee shall have right to terminate the agreement without any liquidated damage. ( Reciprocal )
Maya Maru on March 02, 2012
Ashok Patel on March 02, 2012
Pravin Kothari on March 02, 2012
mina on March 02, 2012
PHILIP PATEL on March 03, 2012
FRANCHISOR ARE MODERN DICTATORS, ALTHOUGH FRANCHISEES TAKES ALL THE RISKS WITH HARD EARNED INVESTMENT & FRANCHISORS TAKES CUT FROM FRANCHISEES GROSS REVENUES. BASICALLY FRANCHISORS ARE FRANCHISEES PARTNER IN BUSINESS WITHOUT ANY INVESTMENT OR RISK.
umang patel on March 03, 2012
Hitesh Patel on March 06, 2012
Ranjit Patel on March 06, 2012
Kanchan Patel on March 06, 2012
Dennis Moore on March 12, 2012
Reva Liltisha Taylor on March 12, 2012
sylvia ward on March 12, 2012
Mark Andrew Schmidt on March 12, 2012
Joseph Wightman on March 12, 2012
A franchisee need to know - with certainty - whether the right to renew their franchise agreement means the right to continue operating the same franchise, or at least a franchise with the same fundamental components, when their initial franchise agreement expires.
edmund pick on March 13, 2012
gurinder on March 13, 2012
Donna Pick on March 13, 2012
James A Moigold on March 13, 2012
Parnel Naidu on March 13, 2012
BOB REID on March 26, 2012
Jim on March 26, 2012
Lynn Zody on March 26, 2012
Ashok Mehta on March 26, 2012
Laura Bedsworth on March 26, 2012
Kathleen Hoffman on March 26, 2012
mike white on March 26, 2012
Patricia Horton on March 26, 2012
Eva Tyson on March 26, 2012
Mike Clayton on March 26, 2012
We need all the voices and understanding that can be effecting our ability to deal properly and fairly in the business world. Whether it is government mandating or franchisor action we need a voice to speak to all consequences we feel impact us negatively or unfairly.
Kathy Stevenson on March 26, 2012
Thomas A Roose on March 27, 2012
Richard Edmond Short on March 27, 2012
Carol Colley on March 27, 2012
Shub Hegde on March 27, 2012
George White on March 27, 2012
James Cain jr on March 27, 2012
Christopher Prazeres on March 27, 2012
roger deslauriers on March 27, 2012
Guido Petrosinelli on March 27, 2012
Sherri Vertorano on March 28, 2012
jas Dhillon on March 29, 2012
stanley turkel on March 31, 2012
Let's not miss this opportunity to legislate fair franchising at the state level. Every regional AAHOA group should promote similar legislation in its own backyard.
Chris Smith on April 03, 2012
Thank you for the hard work you have done thus far.
Niranjan Patel on April 05, 2012
Victor Solia on April 05, 2012
Veenod N. Patel on April 05, 2012
Kishan N. Patel on April 05, 2012
Mike Patel on April 05, 2012
Thomas Abraham on April 05, 2012
Mina Purhit on April 05, 2012
Kishor Purohit on April 05, 2012
Babubhai K. Amin on April 05, 2012
Nick Trivedi on April 05, 2012
Sunil Shah on April 05, 2012
Babu K. Patel on April 05, 2012
Kantibhai N. Patel on April 05, 2012
Shreyas Patel on April 05, 2012
Arvind Patel on April 05, 2012
Look at the power of all this endorsements, now there are three states CA, MASS and Vermont has introduced legislations based on this document. Let's get united as franchisee and help pass these bills for betterment of franchising. Let's show the world that it's franchisee who fought to bring fairness in franchising to protect franchising system in the word, while franchiser were giving their 100% to destroy it. Great job.
Jayantilal Patel on April 10, 2012
jas on April 13, 2012
Danny Patel on April 13, 2012
Sam Patel on April 14, 2012
Pete Patel on April 15, 2012
Stop senseless bills to become laws.
Barbara Jorgensen on April 16, 2012
First hand experience working with a bad franchisor. I would like the fleecing stopped and all the misrepresentation that goes along with a bad zor.
Richard on April 18, 2012
Since franchisees sign non-negotiable, one-way contracts fairness in franchising is extremely important.
Ali Mazarei on April 22, 2012
Amin Salkhi on April 22, 2012
Paul on April 22, 2012
Sam Hariz on April 25, 2012
We do need a law that protects the franchisees from the franchisors who are not yet aware that slavery ended in the our great country the U.S. For example look at BP, 90% of its franchisees are in court to protect themselves from losing their businesses and their livelihood from the shortsited actions of this particular franchisor who has its own short term interest at heart.Only when the law protects the franchisor and the franchisee can they both prosper and flourish. I am the President of the Service Station Franchise Association(SSFA) that represents almost all BP gas stations in the U.S. I am also on the committee of NACS that represents all convenience stores and all gas stations in the U.S. over 7 hundred Billion Industry.
Peter Lagarias on April 27, 2012
JAN WM. TALBOTT on April 30, 2012
THIS BILL OF RIGHTS SHOULD BE INCORPORATED INTO BOTHE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS NATIONWIDE!
Zahra Yazdani on May 01, 2012
Susan Biever on May 16, 2012
Barry Clayton on May 23, 2012
Lawrence C McAninch Jr on May 23, 2012
Luke Ozcelik on May 28, 2012
Stop 800 lb gorillas, bully franchisors rip off the local, Independant entrepreneurs please; we are the back bone of economy.
David R. Ehler on May 29, 2012
Philip Baskaron on May 30, 2012
ALI MOHAMMADI on May 30, 2012
Grant on June 04, 2012
patricia Avallone on June 05, 2012
I am a Co owner, my business partner Donna West wants to be included.
Tracey Littleton on June 12, 2012
BALRAM on June 12, 2012
Michael Hebert on June 12, 2012
Myrca Perrelli on June 13, 2012
Harry Felling on June 13, 2012
Judy Dominguez on June 13, 2012
Thank you to all those dedicated individuals who worked long and hard to develop the Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights and bring it forward to legislative action!
Nenette Banzon on June 13, 2012
Helena Vertorano on June 13, 2012
Michael Pelliccia on June 13, 2012
Eric Storey on June 15, 2012
Carolyn Wagner-Schmitz on June 19, 2012
Freddy J O'Pry, Jr. on June 24, 2012
Eric Barton on June 24, 2012
Robert Conklin on June 25, 2012
This is a Great tool for fairness.
Susan Storey on June 26, 2012
Daniel J Storey on June 26, 2012
Damartin on June 27, 2012
Scott Mimghenelli on June 27, 2012
Kevin R McCarthy on June 27, 2012
Brenda Warner on June 28, 2012
Paul M. Jones on June 28, 2012
Ken Peebles on June 28, 2012
Ronald A Bradshaw Jr on June 28, 2012
In the past, I have actually lost my business due to the unfair weighting of Franchisors Rights against Franchisees Rights. After 42 years in the business, MY franchise agreement is on it's LAST renewal. In 9 years, when I'm 66, I will have to ASK to continue and pay another FULL franchise fee instead of a renewal fee. And too, they have the RIGHT to turn me down. So what do I do at 66 if that happens?
Brian Grenrood on June 29, 2012
Gary Meyers on June 29, 2012
Phil Palumbo on June 29, 2012
thomas kim on June 29, 2012
Gilbert Tauberg on June 29, 2012
Behrouz Safi Samghabadi on June 29, 2012
It's about time
Amir Allison on June 29, 2012
Philip Verhalen on June 29, 2012
Ronald Guthrie on June 29, 2012
Gurcharan Dhillon on June 29, 2012
This Franchisees bill of righ in line with the vision of the founders of this grea nation. I hope and pray that the US Congress and legislators of all states shall adopt this bill to show our respect and regards to the vision of the founders of this great nation.
David Harper on June 29, 2012
William Scott Edwards on June 29, 2012
Tony Ronayne on June 30, 2012
Dale Blackie on June 30, 2012
Jay Patel on July 01, 2012
samaratunga.D on July 02, 2012
The franchisors have become more and more manipulative and greedy bringing changes from time to time too often without watching the bottomline and suffering of franchisee,Poor franchisees have become an easy prey.I intend to extend my support fully toward bill of rights.
Purvis Anderson on July 02, 2012
Gordon Davenport on July 02, 2012
Ben Jarratt on July 02, 2012
James Walsh on July 02, 2012
Brian Vaughn on July 02, 2012
hugh on July 02, 2012
Ashok Mehta on July 02, 2012
Steve Gabellieri on July 02, 2012
Marc Hall on July 03, 2012
Nikki Taylor on July 03, 2012
Robert Hensley on July 04, 2012
Laura Roark on July 04, 2012
TARA NEWCOMB on July 04, 2012
Steven Newcomb on July 04, 2012
Franchisees are often natural persons, while franchisors are rarely, if ever, natural persons. In our republic, the balance of power between institutions and individuals requires constant (and I would argue urgent) attention. The provisions of the Franchisee Bill of Rights, when adopted, will create a firewall against the de facto enslavement of individual entrepreneurs (franchisees) to institutions (corporate franchisors) by means of pernicious private law ("private law" includes franchise agreements). I take this occasion, July 4 2012, to endorse this Franchisee Bill of Rights. I make this endorsement partly on the grounds that the Founders would be greatly alarmed by the present imbalance of power between corporations and individuals in general, and I applaud all efforts to redress this gross and increasing imbalance. I also endorse this Bill of Rights on the grounds that contracts that degrade the ordinary freedoms of all natural citizens to assemble peaceably, etc., should never be enforceable under the Rule of Law in any case. After all, the Rule of Law absolutely depends on the free flow of information, and on the freedom of all natural persons to communicate with one another. Any attempt to use the Rule of Law to undermine the Rule of Law is perforce unlawful, even when there is currently no explicit law that specifically prohibits the undermining technique.
William Perakis on July 05, 2012
Amit on July 05, 2012
Divyash Patel on July 05, 2012
Ashok Patel on July 05, 2012
Asvin Patel on July 05, 2012
Raju Rama on July 05, 2012
arun patel on July 05, 2012
WE ARE ALWAY NEED OF FAIR FRANCHISE BILL................SINCE FRANCHISOR ALWAY KEEP THE CONTRACT ONE WAY................
JOHN TRIVEDI on July 05, 2012
Satish Patel on July 05, 2012
kirit c patel on July 05, 2012
Nilesh Sangoi on July 05, 2012
Fraqnchisors need to understand reality of this economy before coming out with huge punch list which do not justify ROI.
Ram Sharma on July 05, 2012
anand on July 05, 2012
Jan Gautam on July 05, 2012
Peter Bhai on July 05, 2012
Dilip Patel on July 05, 2012
Rohit on July 05, 2012
Harish R Patel on July 05, 2012
Uppen R Patel on July 05, 2012
Rashmi on July 05, 2012
Ray desai on July 05, 2012
Rashmi Thakor on July 05, 2012
Bharat Patel on July 05, 2012
Anil Patel on July 05, 2012
sasi on July 05, 2012
Hitesh Patel on July 05, 2012
Haren Shroff on July 05, 2012
VIPIN BHAGAT on July 05, 2012
JITEN PATEL on July 05, 2012
Kamlesh on July 05, 2012
It's time to. Act on it by all the hotel owner.
Sharad Patel on July 05, 2012
Kamlesh Thakkar on July 05, 2012
Kavita Patel on July 05, 2012
Kanaiyalal Patel on July 05, 2012
Anish Momaya on July 05, 2012
Chandrahas Shah on July 05, 2012
chandrakant patel on July 05, 2012
Ashwin patel on July 05, 2012
Vilish Patel on July 05, 2012
Each and every individual Franchisee's need to know and understand how important this would be, so please I urge everyone to participate and lets get things done more fairly.
Anilkumar Patel on July 05, 2012
nick Patel on July 05, 2012
shashin Patel on July 05, 2012
Please Endorse this Bill
ashvin chhana on July 05, 2012
Ashokkumar patel on July 05, 2012
sonny bhakta on July 05, 2012
Nate Patel on July 05, 2012
in the name of upgrading the product or service, the franchisors have developed a habit of forcing costly upgrades on to the franchisees, without regard to the high costs and payback calculations. It is very once sided practice, where actual money is spent by the franchisee, and the franchisor dictates when and how, without much input from the franchisee. It is very unfair practice.
JAGDISH J PATEL on July 05, 2012
CHINU PATEL on July 05, 2012
Babubhai Patel on July 05, 2012
Bob Patel on July 05, 2012
Guys, quit all your whining about what can and can't be done, you guys are the reason why the Franchsiors will always divide to rule the franchisees. KUDO to AAHOA and Jay Patel from Pensacola FL for taking on Choice hotels last year with huge balls. This guy used a brilliant strategy and convinced AAHOA leadership of it and challenged Choice hotels that ultimatley prevailed on everything they violated Choice on. In many of AAHOA members eyes, he is the master of franchise strategy, if you all dont know of him, he was the one that pissed off Cendant back in 1999 and they withdrew from AAHOA as he architected and introduced the "12 points of fair franchising" of which you know call the UFBOR. Also for those of you who don't know, He also wrote the book Franchising Is It Fair? How to negotaite a franchise agreement. He has donated over 10,000 copies to franchisees to educate them and currently let's all franchisees and university students to download a version on his website. If you have not read it, it is a must, his boldness and straight to the point candid approach is admirable. You can get a free copy at www.franchisingIsItFair.com . My point is quit all your bickering and take lessons and learn from his strategy and approach. And one more thing, for the critic who doesn't have faith on the UFBOR, the orginal AAHOA 12 points of Fair Franchising are a household name in the hospitlaity industry, in fact, Motel 6, Red roof Inn, La Quinta Inn's Americas Best Value Inns to name a few have, all, either adopted the 12 points of Fair Franchising and/or created their own version of the 12 points similar to AAHOAs'. even Wyndham now practices several of them while they won't admit it. This goes to show change can come if you have patience and unity. Bob
nayan on July 05, 2012
do th best for me
Jayesh Patel on July 05, 2012
Shanker Patel on July 05, 2012
Dipak Patel on July 05, 2012
Please pass the bill as we have no protection from predatory and callous franchisors whose only aim is share holder value even if the action has a detrimental impact on the franchisee. Thank you.
Kaushik Patel on July 05, 2012
Manubhai Patel on July 05, 2012
mayur patel on July 05, 2012
Rahul I Patel on July 05, 2012
Jayesh J Patel on July 05, 2012
Manish Patel on July 06, 2012
Bhavesh Desai on July 06, 2012
Kamlesh Aggarwal on July 06, 2012
Franchisor and Franchisees must work together and make it easier for both parties to do the business in a most efficient and cost effective manner. There should be reasonable mandates from the Franchisor and Franchisees must follow the business guideline as long as they are reasonable guidelines from the Franchisor.
Tom Roose on July 06, 2012
oomesh parshotam on July 06, 2012
ARJUN PATEL on July 07, 2012
James Dunlap on July 07, 2012
bankim patel on July 07, 2012
Craig Slavin on July 07, 2012
I have spent well over 30 years of my life creating, growing and managing franchise systems and advising people interested in self-employment in a franchised operation. I have personally turned down many consulting projects in which I did not believe in either the management, the validity of the operating system and the potential of a franchisee having any type of future. I am proud to endorse the Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights as it is congruent with the belief and value system that I have attempted to share with the people I come in contact with. Craig Slavin Franchise Central Franchise Architects Franchise Navigator ConnectMe
Bill Angel on July 08, 2012
Mike Montgomery on July 08, 2012
Oscar Etemadian on July 08, 2012
Abrahim Mazarei on July 08, 2012
Deepak Parmar on July 08, 2012
Ren Waters on July 09, 2012
Doug Augustine on July 09, 2012
Christopher Tremblay on July 09, 2012
Dennis R Conklin on July 09, 2012
William J. Hnatyk on July 09, 2012
ERIC M. PUSEY on July 09, 2012
Van G. Coble on July 09, 2012
DR. KWAME FOSU on July 09, 2012
keith rogers on July 10, 2012
R&R Clinics owns and operates four Massage Envy Clinics in the Raleigh Durham area central part of the state. I wish to join my voice 4 strong to Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights
RAY BRADFORD SENKBEIL on July 10, 2012
Harman Dhami on July 10, 2012
Paul Desai on July 10, 2012
There are lots of Bullys from the Franchisors company to the Franchisees. It is an unjust field, where Indians as a hotel owners have lived up not as a Proud hoteliers but simply a slaves of the Franchisors.. It is NOW time to wake up. If you are habatuated sleeping with blanket all over your head... SOON you would be Dead!!! Wake up to this Honkey Donkey Ugley Dugley World!!!
Harish S Amin on July 10, 2012
Kevin M. Rycheck on July 10, 2012
Bravo - This idea is important and needed.
DEEPAK MEHTA on July 11, 2012
Doug Schupick on July 12, 2012
Harshadray Kalthia on July 12, 2012
Frenchisors get the money no matter what weather the franchisee makes money or looses it. This is very unfair.
Edward Meyerhoefer on July 19, 2012
I fully endorse The Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights.
Christian Roedlich on July 24, 2012
Dara Jilla on July 28, 2012
Most important assets of a business are it's employees. Similarly, most important assets of a franchisor are it's franchisees. When franchisees prosper, so does the franchisor. Franchisor has "Fiduciary" duty towards it's franchisees. A franchisor with higher standards of business ethics, should publicly state that - "...The franchisor does not profit in any way from any vendors. Our goal is to be able to provide our franchisees with the best vendor resources at the best prices...".
Erwin Randhawa on July 30, 2012
ryan farsai on July 30, 2012
Rahele Mazarei on July 30, 2012
kevin p brady on July 31, 2012
J. Michael Dady and Ronald K. Gardner on July 31, 2012
The Franchisee Bill of Rights provides franchisees everywhere, and those of us who care about franchisees, three important benefits: (1) A clear statement of 12 fundamental principles which current and prospective franchisees have a right to expect in their relationships with their franchisors; (2) a template for franchisees and their franchisee lawyers to use to compare and contrast the rights spelled out in their current and proposed franchise agreements with the 12 fundamental principles set forth in the Franchisee Bill of Rights; and (3) a specific listing of 12 of the most important protections franchisees in every state need and deserve in current and proposed franchise legislation, as legislation is the only guarantee that the value which franchisees have built in their franchised businesses will be permanently protected.
Jeremy J. Eisenhut on August 02, 2012
This should be automatic under the federal law in all states and providence's.
Deborah Koleos on August 02, 2012
Franchise agreeements are written for the sole benefit of the franchisor. The covenant of good faith and fair dealing is not adhered to in the majority of franchise agreements. In order for both parties to be profitable and sustainable, both franchisee and franchisor must have the same goals and be willing to work together to reach those goals. A franchisee should be able to trust their franchisor, which unfortunately is not able to happen with most franchisors. A franchisor is under a duty to have sold a profitable model, when this does not happen, the franchisees fail - one by one.
rabi kalek on August 03, 2012
aiyaz masani on August 08, 2012
with current franchise law ,franchisor act like the king and make or change franchise agreement any way they want ,I hope congress pass this FRANCHISE BILL OF RIGHTS
bhupatlal v. bhanvadia on August 08, 2012
Sam Tracy on August 30, 2012
It is about time we try to protect our Franchisee Rights!!!
Anik Doshi on August 31, 2012
Samaratunga dammalage on September 04, 2012
valerie nasar on September 07, 2012
keep up the good work.
Shamsher on September 07, 2012
Lester Balsley on September 14, 2012
jayesh on September 19, 2012
Milind K. Oza on September 19, 2012
Rajendra on September 29, 2012
ASHOK PATEL on October 05, 2012
sajid ahmes on November 28, 2012
big corporate has destroyed all small hospitality industry. there r not different then EAST INDIA COMPANY. this is the time to protect your assets, they belong to your children. its time to join and show your strength, so no one like CHOICE HOTEL, WYNDHAM CAN ABUSE US. NOW DAYS FRANCHISE R BEHAVING LIKE GANGSTERS , AND KIDNAPERS AND ASK FOR RANSOM. Best way is come under the umbrella of aaoh and let them go bankrupt. victim of choice and Wyndham.
Edwin J Shanahan on January 09, 2013
Abdul Lala on February 11, 2013
Sam Hariz on February 16, 2013
Ed Carter on February 25, 2013
Joel Dingman on February 27, 2013
Lesley Horne on February 28, 2013
We are trying to sell our two Subway stores and our Development Agent is making it virtually impossible.
Vaneet Randhawa on March 04, 2013
Sabrina Randhawa on March 04, 2013
Gary Sandhu on March 04, 2013
Parmjit Randhawa on March 04, 2013
Bic Sidhu on March 18, 2013
David Wurts on April 10, 2013
Harprit Dhillon on April 25, 2013
Dilip Amin on April 26, 2013
BASHEER A. MAHAR on May 04, 2013
said hatami on May 04, 2013
tony khwja on May 07, 2013
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