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01 November 2017

Executive: Why Franchises Need the Save Local Business Act

Recently, I was honored to represent the International Franchise Association along with 500 franchisees, fellow franchisors, and vendors in Washington D.C. as part of an effort to oppose joint employer standards which threaten the foundation of the American franchise model.

For more than a century and a half, the franchise model has provided opportunity to Americans interested in going into business for themselves, but not by themselves. The model has also provided a pathway for entrepreneurs interested in expanding the reach of their companies and a way to enter new markets. The system is a win-win.

Personally, I have been able to live out my “American dream” in the franchise industry. Coming to the U.S. from France with my family, I followed my wife’s supportive advice to follow my dream of owning an American company and helping it grow. I found that opportunity with Buffalo Wings & Rings. Since I purchased the company with my business partners, we have been able to create a true elevated sports restaurant experience and have expanded our presence behind the incredible franchisees in our system. Read the article