fran·​chi·​see | \ ˌfran-ˌchī-ˈzē How to pronounce franchisee (audio) , -chə- \

Definition of franchisee

: one granted a franchise

Examples of franchisee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After years of buying and turning these businesses around, the buyout firm pivoted away from the restaurant industry several years ago following its acquisition of the largest franchisee of hot-pot chain HuHot Mongolian Grill restaurants in 2016. Aisha Al-muslim And Laura Cooper, WSJ, "Friendly’s Owner Hastens Exit From Restaurants With String of Sales," 3 Dec. 2020 Any new franchisee must also receive a two-thirds super-majority of the City Council’s nine members. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDG&E will not negotiate a 1-year extension on San Diego’s franchise agreement," 12 Nov. 2020 Yelp users have reported SoHo Cafe and Market to be temporarily closed in downtown D.C., while a prominent Golden Corral franchisee in Florida filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to shutter some locations in the South. Washington Post, "Can jets of air keep covid-19 off buffet food? One company banks on it.," 1 Dec. 2020 Stiller said Vidal and his team go beyond simply achieving operational excellence – this franchisee also leads the others on delivering on the company’s brand promise of helping people feel their best., "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 8 Oct. 2020 The franchisee pre-negotiated a restructuring agreement with most of its lenders. NBC News, "Pizza Hut's largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy," 1 July 2020 The funds were provided in response to a grant nomination from the Coughlin family, the franchisee of all four Windsor Dunkin' locations., "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 30 Oct. 2020 Pizza Hut delivery drivers can’t press their claim for now that the company’s largest U.S. franchisee shortchanged them on payments for using their own vehicles. Josh Saul,, "Pizza Hut Drivers Claim $320 Million Underpayment for Mileage," 20 Oct. 2020 The mother of a 17-year-old is suing the franchisee of a Sterling Heights Jimmy John's store, where her daughter was allegedly raped by a co-worker, according to a lawsuit. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, "Teen says she was raped by co-worker at Jimmy John's in Sterling Heights," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of franchisee

1954, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Franchisee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce franchisee (audio) \

Legal Definition of franchisee

: one granted a franchise

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