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What Is the FDD Disclosure Period?

The franchise disclosure document (FDD) disclosure and waiting period is 14 days from the date the the FDD is delivered to a prospective franchisee and the FDD receipt page is signed. This 14-day waiting period relates to the first date that a franchisee may sign a franchise agreement. When calculating and calendaring this 14-day waiting period you do not count the first day that the FDD was disclosed and you do not count the date that the franchise agreement is signed. The infographic below demonstrates how to calculate this 14 day period.
The following FDD disclosure rules and periods apply:

FDD and Franchise Agreement Waiting Period

You can disclose your FDD electronically. Learn more about electronic FDD disclosure.

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