fran·​chi·​sor | \ ˌfran-ˌchī-ˈzȯr How to pronounce franchisor (audio) , -chə-\

Definition of franchisor

: one that grants a franchise

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Most important part about opening a franchise is to understand that franchisor fees come off gross sales, not net sales. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Lions' WR Marvin Jones Jr. destroys Darren Rovell for questioning his new cake shop," 10 May 2018 This franchisor, for example, takes 9% of gross sales for a marketing and royalty fee. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Lions' WR Marvin Jones Jr. destroys Darren Rovell for questioning his new cake shop," 10 May 2018 The company has reversed its consolidation with distributors and bottlers in recent years and sought regional franchisors to take over. Joseph N. Distefano,, "600 Philly drivers prepared to strike Coca-Cola over plan to ax pension," 30 Apr. 2018 Kim, a leading Smoothie King franchisor in South Korea, purchased the company for $50 million from its founder in 2012. Jennifer Larino,, "Smoothie King is moving its headquarters to Dallas: report," 24 Apr. 2018 Senior Helpers will be the exclusive franchisor for future Town Square projects in as many as 200 U.S. cities. Pam Kragen,, "Memory village for Alzheimer's patients set to open," 23 Apr. 2018 Some of the franchisors seeking women owners in Houston include Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids, Aussie Pet Mobile, Tutor Doctor, and Budget Blinds. Ileana Najarro, Houston Chronicle, "More women are becoming franchise owners in Houston, nationally," 8 Mar. 2018 Century 21 Award is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC (, franchisor of the iconic CENTURY 21® brand. Ramona Sentinel, "Patti Guerrero is Top Producing Sales Associate," 1 Apr. 2018 After the sale, all that was left of Triarc was an Arby’s franchisor that didn’t even own any corporate restaurants. Alexander Coolidge,, "P&G investor Nelson Peltz's deals have cost 100K jobs at other companies," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of franchisor

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for franchisor

franchise entry 2 + -or entry 1

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fran·​chi·​sor | \ ˌfran-ˌchī-ˈzȯr, ˈfran-ˌchī-zər How to pronounce franchisor (audio) \
variants: also franchiser \ ˈfran-​ˌchī-​zər How to pronounce franchiser (audio) \

Legal Definition of franchisor

: one granting a franchise also : franchisee

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