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Operations

5 forces chipping away at franchising

Business as usual is out the door. These factors are causing operators to reshape the traditional model.

Operations

Franchisors are offering negotiable terms to attract operators

Here’s a look at five areas where franchisees with leverage are finding wiggle room in franchisor contracts.

Elie Khoury knows what his company brings to the negotiating table. CEO Khoury himself is a former chain executive with a history of growing brands.

Perhaps McDonald’s franchisees did unlawfully keep their own workers from protesting for higher wages last summer. But should the franchisor—McDonald’s USA—be held responsible for the alleged violation of rights as a joint-employer?