3 Types of Multi-Unit Franchise Expansion for Your Business | Internicola Law Firm

Multi-Unit Franchise Expansion: “Area Development”, “Area Representative” and “Master Franchise” Agreements

When considering methods for expanding your business – in terms of franchise expansion – as a prospective franchisor (i.e., someone who will be franchising his or her business) you need to be aware of the flexibility and growth that may be achieved through "Multi-Unit Franchise Agreements".

Multi-Unit franchise agreements are typically comprised of:

(a) Area Development Agreements
(b) Area Representative Agreements
(c) Master Franchise/Sub-Franchise Agreements

The following is a brief review of each agreement:

When evaluating multi-unit franchise agreements franchisors and their legal counsel need to be aware that various states have different rules as to the treatment of area developers and master franchisors. However, once the regulatory issues are planned out and satisfied, a multi-unit franchise agreements may serve as an important source of growth for your franchise system.

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