fran·​chis·​er | \ ˈfran-ˌchī-zər How to pronounce franchiser (audio) \

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The company also is the franchiser for 102 Fuddruckers locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Columbia and Panama. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Months after proxy fight, Luby's names new chairman, directors to board," 21 Aug. 2019 Franchisees say that this classification allows Subway and other franchisers to mislead potential store owners. New York Times, "Subway Got Too Big. Franchisees Paid a Price.," 28 June 2019 General unsecured claims, including the franchiser’s $17.9 million claim, are getting 10 cents on the dollar. Becky Yerak, WSJ, "Applebee’s Franchisee Gets Court Approval of Bankruptcy Plan," 11 Dec. 2018 The firm backs companies valued up to $400 million across industries that include business services, consumer brands, education and training, franchisers, health care, software, and specialty manufacturing and distribution. WSJ, "Riverside Co. Exits Specialized Medical Services," 2 Aug. 2018 In the past, franchisers typically operated some stores themselves, aligning their interests with those of their franchisees. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Tensions build between 7-Eleven and its store owners," 30 July 2018 But in 2015, the National Labor Relations Board said any franchiser could be held as a joint employer with local franchisees, liable to legal action and protests by employees. Elizabeth Garone, WSJ, "As Franchising Takes Off, These Businesses Are Hottest," 30 Apr. 2018 Iraq veteran Andy Coleman has the support of the Club for Growth Action, a group advocating for low taxes and small government that has already spent $345,000 opposing McDonald's franchiser Kevin Hern. Herb Jackson, USA TODAY, "2018 primaries: Voters have their say in Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Utah and South Carolina," 26 June 2018 At dinner with the franchisers, the company folks ask Luisa to come run a property in Miami., "The Affair Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: Maybe A Round Of Coffee?," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of franchiser

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for franchiser

in sense 1, from franchise entry 1; in sense 2, from franchise entry 2

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The first known use of franchiser was in 1843

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