Franchising means audited financial statements

There may come a time when franchising your restaurant concept is attractive in growing the brand without having to take on additional debt or managing the entire restaurant operations yourself. This can help you grow more rapidly in new markets and turn your concept into a successful franchise brand. One requirement that comes with franchising …

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Franchisor accounting for advertising funds

In addition to royalties, most franchisors will collect amounts from franchisees for brand marketing and advertising. Typically, these are set as a percentage of sales for each franchisee. The franchisor has control over the collection and the spending of the advertising funds, which should be used for the overall promotion of the restaurant brand that …

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Franchisor financial information disclosures

If you are looking to franchise your restaurant brand or are relatively new to franchising, it is important to understand your requirements for providing financial information within your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).  The first requirement relates to financial information of your franchising entity. Item 21 in the FDD requires you to provide copies of your …

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Top 5 issues facing franchisors today

Being a franchisor in today’s competitive business world, and under the scrutiny of the federal government, brings about many issues that you need to keep track of to remain competitive and compliant with legal matters. Many franchise related lawsuits have elevated issues to the forefront and new technologies have challenged the franchisor/franchisee relationship. Below is …

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