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 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 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

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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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“Franchisor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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