The State of New York recently enacted a new, limited exemption to its Franchise Sales Act (N.Y. Gen. Bus. L. § 680 et. seq.) (the “Act”), which will allow franchisors that are not registered with the State to participate in a franchise trade show under certain circumstances.
There is an interesting new article on Fast Casual.com about the Domino’s Pizza “radical transparency” campaign and its success in turning around the brand — a story that I will continue to follow as the company comes up with new and inventive ways to continue its marketing narrative.
One of the areas of franchise law that is often misunderstood by new and emerging franchisors is state advertising filing requirements. This article is a summary of how a franchisor can comply with franchise advertising filing laws.
Every community has them: restaurant buildings that seem to endlessly change hands, going from concept to concept, with none of them seeming to take hold. This week, it’s a casual bistro. Next week, it’s a steakhouse. The week after that, a seafood restaurant. You drive past them, feeling immediate sympathy for the owner of the latest business to open there, certain that the new business will suffer the same fate. For the operators of these seemingly doomed locations, there seems to be little that can be done to reverse the trend.