The coronavirus is an UNPRECEDENTED opportunity for franchisees to leave or reform a dead-beat system.

April 19, 2020

It takes 10 percent of the franchisees working together.

You have thought of re-negotiating or buying your franchisor out.


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How does Mark Knofler know PRECISELY how franchising works?

February 25, 2020

Seen as the archetypal American Dream…once you wake up.

Ray Kroc and Fred Turner created the crocodile business model.

Boom, Like That, Mark Knopfler

I’m going to San Bernardino ring-a-ding-ding
Milkshake mixers that’s my thing now
These guys bought a heap of my stuff
And I gotta see a good thing sure enough now

Oh my name is not Crock, that’s Kroc with a K
Like crocodile but not spelled that way now
It’s dog eat dog, rat eat rat
Kroc style… Boom! like that

Folks line up all down the street
Now I am seeing this girl devour her meat now
And then I get it Wham! as clear as day
My pulse begins to hammer then I hear a voice say:

These boys have got this down ought to be one of these in every town
These boys have got the touch It’s clean as a whistle and it don’t cost much
Wham! Bam! You don’t wait long, shake, fries, patty you’re gone
How about that friendly name, heck, every little thing ought to stay the same

Or my name is not Crock, that’s Kroc with a K
Like crocodile but not spelled that way now
It’s dog eat dog, rat eat rat
Dog eat dog, rat eat rat now
Oh it’s dog eat dog, rat eat rat
Kroc style… Boom! like that



Franchise gag orders are CRITICAL to maintaining abusive commercial relationships.

January 25, 2020

Between the franchisee and family versus the franchisor’s and franchisee’s lawyer, franchise banker (especially predatory lending), landlords, and suppliers.

Non-disc;losure contracts make a mockery of pre-sale due diligence by prospective franchisees.

Creates inevitable fraud by exiting franchisee.

Disclosure: I’ve never signed one.

Franchisors use gag orders to coverup their team’s abuse.

January 25, 2020

And, importantly, these non-disclosure contracts absolves the sins of the lawyers (franchisee and franchisor), franchise banker, supplier, and landlord.

The abuse from all the parties requires secrecy.

Harvey Weinstein went on-and-on-and-on because of the Gag Orders (non-disclosure “agreements”) that his lawyers forced onto his vulnerable prey. Same in franchising.

January 11, 2020

As a franchisee expect 10 to 15 per cent of the value of your investment while being gagged to protect your frachisor, the lawyers and bankers.

Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court in Manhattan, in New York, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Harvey Weinstein is on trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, more than two years after a torrent of women began accusing him of misconduct. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Weinstein’s accountants have already preserved and sheltered his wealth.

Same in franchising.

There is absolutely no justice for franchisees within the court system.

December 9, 2019

You will be betrayed by your own attorney.

Whether intentionally or otherwise.

I pray that the parents of franchise bar lawyers can forgive their brats for squandering their lives trading in franchisee deceit.

November 9, 2019

Is there a special place in hell for those that prey on the most vulnerable?

Les Stewart’s franchisee prayer.

October 4, 2019


Mine is a most peaceable disposition. My wishes are: a humble cottage with a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, the freshest milk and butter, flowers before my window, and a few fine trees before my door; and if God wants to make my happiness complete, he will grant me the joy of seeing some six or seven of my enemies hanging from those trees. Before death I shall, moved in my heart, forgive them all the wrong they did me in their lifetime. One must, it is true, forgive one’s enemies– but not before they have been hanged.

Heinrich Heine 1797 – 1856

You’ve had the experience but have you sought the education to process your franchise crisis?

July 16, 2019

Franchise fiascos can be the gateway to your and your descendants protection and prosperity.

I suggest to people and groups an alternate franchise understanding.

Most people are content to drift on the light breezes of franchise industry lies.

February 19, 2019

People are more interested in blaming others rather than breaking the shell of their own ignorance.

In that way, franchising re-distributes resources to those most aware.

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