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 Being franchisees for a reality star franchisor is exciting in concept! Tyler Carter, Dallas News, "Reality star’s Black-owned DeSoto beauty store looks to empower women — starting with its co-owners," 6 Nov. 2020 Wendy McCrory is the owner and franchisor of the company today. Dallas News, "Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opens in Deep Ellum," 12 Oct. 2020 But a lot of their messaging is dictated to them by the franchisor. al, "Alabama honor system: Some restaurants disclose their own COVID-19 cases on Facebook," 28 June 2020 To ensure a consistent customer experience, franchisors closely monitor franchisees for compliance with these rules. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Companies are contracting out more jobs—that’s not great for workers," 2 Mar. 2020 The International Franchise Association, whose members include the Subway sandwich chain and Jani-King, a cleaning franchisor, welcomed the new rule for clarifying the question of joint employment. Washington Post, "New Labor Dept. rule clarifies ‘joint employer’ standard," 13 Jan. 2020 Also named in the suit is franchisor Ferrari of North America Inc. Patrick Danner,, "San Antonio Ferrari dealership employee ‘totaled’ couple’s $240K Spider while ‘hot-rodding’ around town, suit says," 16 Jan. 2020 To that end, the franchisor contractually limits how the franchise conducts business, interacts with customers and sells services and products. Michael Mccann,, "Behind the Numbers: Analyzing Joseph Tsai's Proposal to Own the Brooklyn Nets," 15 Aug. 2019 No poach agreements are often forged between large corporate franchisors, like IHOP, and their franchisees, usually unbeknown to the worker. Cory Booker, Time, "Cory Booker: A Waitress I Knew Made $2.13 an Hour. I Wish She Lived to Get a Fair Shake in This Economy," 2 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of franchisor was in 1967

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25 Dec 2020

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“Franchisor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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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