Originally Posted by jd boy
it seems like that story is contrary to what I thought the basic premise of a franchise was. It seemed to me that the franchise succeeds when you as the franchiser succeed. That is, after all, why they charge a royalty to collect that long term money from your success.
That story sounds like they were after the quick buck.
As a rule of thumb, nn terms of "success vs. failure" there are safeguards in place when you're under the protective umbrella of a franchise, as opposed to more risk of going it alone.