Three years in, however, the model changed making your investment sour.
Whose fault is it?:
- franchisor — even though they clearly stated in the agreement that it was their model and they could change it anytime, for any reason, without anyone’s consideration (let alone yours),
- franchise lawyer — their duty is to protect their client (95% of the time = franchisors),
- sales agent — who said their was some “good faith” law that protected you (specific provisions +99.9% trumps wishy-washy ones),
- the regulator — tend to be influenced by those that can wield influence,
- your parents — don’t buy junior a franchise (suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24),
- your wife — you didn’t let her sign any paperwork (did you?), or
It’s in the nature of modern franchising. You simply misunderstood and bought into a persuasive and sophisticated marketing message.
You fell for the old cock and bull story.