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

Definition of franchisor

: one that grants a franchise

Examples of franchisor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The franchisee generally receives development support, operating aid, training, brand standards, quality control, a marketing strategy and business advisory support from the franchisor. Peter Su, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2022 Generally, the franchisor, the brand's corporate owner, has the same goal as the franchisee, the operator on the ground: Both want to sell food and make money. Charles Riley, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 The franchisor provides the roadmap or guide, so to speak, to operating your own business. Jeff Brazier, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Nordic Choice, an independent franchisor of Rockville, Md.-based Choice Hotels International Inc., operates hotels in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Lithuania. Catherine Stupp, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 Planet Fitness is a franchisor and operator of gyms and fitness centers all across America. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 The money a franchisor expects franchisees to spend on marketing their trade area or location. Jonathan Keyser, Forbes, 8 June 2021 The franchisee pays the franchisor, and the latter handles the rest. Rick Bisio, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Adam Contos has been with real estate franchisor RE/MAX for nearly two decades, and has been its CEO since early 2018. Fortune, 14 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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12 May 2022

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“Franchisor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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 franchisor (audio) \

Legal Definition of franchisor

: one granting a franchise also : franchisee


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