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

Definition of franchisee

: one granted a franchise

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In 1964, Mary and Harold joined his father, Frank, as Holiday Inn franchisees, building and operating Holiday Inns in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey., "Deaths in South Florida: 9/16," 16 Sep. 2019 No poach agreements are often forged between large corporate franchisors, like IHOP, and their franchisees, usually unbeknown to the worker. Cory Booker, Time, "Cory Booker: A Waitress I Knew Made $2.13 an Hour. I Wish She Lived to Get a Fair Shake in This Economy," 2 Sep. 2019 The restructuring has caused tension with some Jack in the Box franchisees, who claim the company has cut expenses too much, particularly in marketing. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jack in the Box completes $1.3 billion refinancing," 9 July 2019 Bill and Emily Korf, Woodbury, have been named Kitchen Refresh franchisees for the St. Paul area, covering Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Lilydale, Little Canada, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, South St. Paul, St. Paul and Woodbury. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Business People: Serena Williams to appear on Wheaties box," 30 June 2019 Company executives have pledged to improve terms for franchisees. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Restaurants Are Arm-Twisting Delivery Companies to Lower Fees," 23 June 2019 The Boonphitaks ran a pan-Asian China Rose restaurant in San Antonio as franchisees for 10 years, with their hearts set on starting a place of their own, the kind run by Yong Boonphitak’s parents in Thailand. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Thai Esan & Noodle House goes big by going regional," 1 Feb. 2018 The group is also one of two Panera Bread franchisees for the Houston area. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "25-restaurant expansion brings Slim Chickens to Kingwood," 16 Jan. 2018 McFall and Fish made a significant decision during the recession to try to lower the cost of opening new Biggbys for franchisees. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Biggby Coffee Co-CEO Mike McFall drinks 14 espressos a day," 27 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce franchisee (audio) \

Legal Definition of franchisee

: one granted a franchise

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