franchiser

noun

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

Examples of franchiser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mister Softee, which is now the largest franchiser of soft ice cream trucks in the U.S., began sales in 1956, according to the company site. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 17 June 2024 Further, Ferguson’s suit blasted a $1.9 billion deal announced in September by the grocers to sell off 413 stores to Piggly Wiggly operator and franchiser C&S Wholesale Grocers. Alexander Coolidge, The Courier-Journal, 12 June 2024 Messages were left seeking comment with lawyers for Kahala Franchising LLC, the parent franchiser of nearly 1,000 Cold Stone stores worldwide. Chris Morris, Fortune, 7 June 2024 Previously, Kroger had announced in September a $2.3 billion proposals to divest over 400 stores to Piggly Wiggly operator and franchiser C&S Wholesale Grocers in an attempt to mitigate antitrust concerns. Mark Faithfull, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Kroger’s and Albertsons’ plan to reassure regulators In September, Kroger and Albertsons unveiled a $1.9 billion plan to sell off 413 stores to Piggly Wiggly operator and franchiser C&S Wholesale Grocers. Alexander Coolidge, The Enquirer, 17 Jan. 2024 None of the trafficking lawsuits against hotel franchisers have gone to trial yet. Bernice Yeung, The New Yorker, 26 July 2023 Franchises offer entrepreneurs access to enter businesses with some traction and support from the franchiser, with the benefit of ownership and some independence. Mike Porter, Star Tribune, 14 Feb. 2021 At the time, Reuters reported that the franchiser of McDonald’s Saudi Arabia responded by raising money to donate to Palestinian hospitals. Mohamad El Chamaa, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of franchiser was in 1843

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“Franchiser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/franchiser. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

franchiser

variant of franchisor

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