fran·​chi·​sor ˌfran-ˌchī-ˈzȯr How to pronounce franchisor (audio)
: one that grants a franchise

Examples of franchisor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a franchisor's role doesn't stop at onboarding. Chris Dejong, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Before the trial, two of the four big real estate broker franchisors named in the case, RE/MAX and Anywhere Real Estate, agreed to settlements, pending approval from the judge. Bysteve Mollman, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2023 Those include: Unions agreed to pause efforts to pass a law to make fast-food franchisors legally liable for labor violations committed by franchisees, which could have increased legal costs and fines for corporations. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Their success stories will also become a valuable marketing tool for the franchisor going forward. Fiona Simpson, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Basecamp Fitness is owned by Self Esteem Brands, parent franchisor to Anytime Fitness. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 July 2023 The franchisor provides the business with a new brand name, tech, marketing support and business model. Eddie Rodriguez, Forbes, 5 May 2023 In late 2022, Unleashed was also sued by 54 franchisees of its Premier Martial Arts brand who said in legal filings that the franchisor gave them an unrealistic impression of the cost of running a martial arts studio, leaving them with dead-end businesses and debt. Michael Corkery, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2023 Franchises benefit from the economies of scale of the franchisor. Robin Gagnon, Forbes, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of franchisor was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Franchisor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition


variants also franchiser
: one granting a franchise
also : franchisee
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