fran·​chi·​see | \ ˌfran-ˌchī-ˈzē, -chə-\

Definition of franchisee 

: one granted a franchise

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The company said the franchisee is responsible for employee training and handling legal matters about the location. Alanna Durkin Richer,, "A black homeless man was jailed after trying to eat at a Burger King in Boston. Now he’s suing," 17 May 2018 The area franchisee for Nothing Bundt Cakes is opening a Northland location. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Bundt cake chain coming to the Northland," 13 Jan. 2018 Jiffy Lube, H&R Block, and Anytime Fitness are among the companies that have had no-poaching clauses in their franchisee contracts, according to Krueger and Ashenfelter. Jeff Stein,, "Mass., 10 other states probing fast-food industry policy that stops workers from changing jobs," 9 July 2018 Jiffy Lube, H&R Block and Anytime Fitness are among the companies that have had no-poaching clauses in their franchisee contracts, according to Krueger and Ashenfelter. Washington Post,, "States launch investigation targeting fast-food hiring practices," 9 July 2018 At Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas in San Antonio, franchisee Jim Wallace said the company is growing during a period of low unemployment and high demand. Jennifer Hiller, San Antonio Express-News, "Report: Texas adds nearly 40,000 jobs in April," 18 May 2018 There’s a delicate relationship between the corporation and the franchisees. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "It costs a lot for a huge company like Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name. So what’s the payoff?," 25 Oct. 2018 In 2017, the chain asked its franchisees to not make public statements on political issues. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Chick-fil-A's Canadian expansion sparks pro-LGBTQ protests," 28 July 2018 McDonald’s aims to provide more consulting and support to franchisees with the changes, according to the information posted on the website. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "McDonald's to eliminate corporate layers in cost-cutting effort," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of franchisee

1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of franchisee

: someone who has been given the right to sell a company's goods or services in a particular area : a person who has been granted a franchise


fran·​chi·​see | \ ˌfran-ˌchī-ˈzē \

Legal Definition of franchisee 

: one granted a franchise

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