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 Van Jakes, a Black former franchisee, said the company promotes itself as a champion of Black culture and advancement, but the CEO's remarks belie that message. Jared Council, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 Chip Sherman, president of DMS Retail Enterprises LLC, told the commission Dec. 9 that his company is the franchisee of Tide Cleaners in Northeast Ohio. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 18 Dec. 2021 Trident is the largest franchisee of Captain D’s restaurants with 43 locations in eight states in the southeast. Kathy Jumper, al, 3 Oct. 2021 About two months ago, his company became the largest franchisee of Fuddruckers by purchasing 13 (soon to be 14) locations. Shacamree Gowdy, Chron, 16 July 2021 According to a separate discrimination complaint filed in February by Herbert Washington, another Black franchisee, the number of Black McDonald's owners dropped from 377 in 1998 to 186 this year. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, 9 Dec. 2021 Kytch responded by suing Taylor in May, as well as a Taylor distributor called TFG and a McDonald's franchisee named Tyler Gamble, who had allegedly given Taylor and TFG access to Kytch's device. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 23 Nov. 2021 Finding a location and building it out is handled jointly by both the franchisee and franchisor. Rick Bisio, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 The franchisee pays the franchisor, and the latter handles the rest. Rick Bisio, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of franchisee

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of franchisee was in 1954

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22 Jan 2022

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“Franchisee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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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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