fran·​chis·​er | \ˈfran-ˌchī-zər \

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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 Benoliel argues that franchisers may be trying to hide unfavorable terms with difficult language. Russ Garland, WSJ, "Franchise Disclosure Documents Can Be Baffling," 30 Apr. 2018 Lawsuit blames Mellow Mushroom Hocking and the sisters' father, Perry Richardson, are suing the Mellow Mushroom location; the franchisee that owns that location, 29 Holdings; the franchiser, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers; and the state of Arizona. Kaila White, azcentral, "Parents of sisters killed in wrong-way crash sue Mellow Mushroom restaurant," 21 May 2018 Spell it out Under Federal Trade Commission rules, franchisers such as restaurant chains must disclose information to their potential franchisees about management and franchise terms. Russ Garland, WSJ, "Franchise Disclosure Documents Can Be Baffling," 30 Apr. 2018 Shelly Sun, chief executive of BrightStar Group Holdings Inc., a home-health-care franchiser, has been advised to put franchise expansion on hold and look at opportunities outside the company’s core health-care business. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "For Pass-Through Businesses, Let the (Tax) Games Begin," 13 Dec. 2017

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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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