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

Definition of franchisor

: one that grants a franchise

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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 Unlike a standalone business that looks out for itself, a franchise must advance the best interests of the franchisor and the joint venture as a whole. Michael Mccann,, "Behind the Numbers: Analyzing Joseph Tsai's Proposal to Own the Brooklyn Nets," 15 Aug. 2019 Franchisee becomes the franchisor Less than a year before opening his 1,000th restaurant, Perales was eyeing a purchase of Taco Bueno, a storied Tex-Mex fast-food company that started in Abilene in 1967. Dallas News, "Dallas' franchise king Guillermo Perales just opened his 1,000th store – and he's not done growing yet," 1 Aug. 2019 One franchisor estimated that its training costs increased 300% to 400% because of BFI. Neil Bradley And Robert Cresanti, WSJ, "The NLRB May Reverse A Job-Killing Regulation," 13 Jan. 2019 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

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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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