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Modern Restaurant Management Magazine Publishes Article by Ashley B. Weis on Franchise Disclosure Document’s Key Sections for Annual Review


Woman reading laptop screen in office.The article “Key Sections of a Franchise Disclosure Document: An Annual Review Guide for Franchisors,” authored by Eastman & Smith associate Ashley B. Weis, was published in Modern Restaurant Management Magazine on February 13. Ms. Weis explains, “Not only is [the Franchisor Disclosure Document (FDD)] a critical sales tool for the franchisor, but it also gives a prospective franchisee vital insight into the franchise opportunity and help them make an informed decision to invest.”

Ms. Weis discusses the importance of the annual FDD and encourages restaurant industry professionals and franchisors to pay special attention to specific sections:

“Doing so,” Ms. Weis writes, “can present opportunities for the franchisor to optimize its sales and growth opportunities, while also providing prospective franchisees with the most accurate picture of its franchise offering and fostering a healthy and sustainable franchisor-franchisee relationship.”

For questions regarding the Franchise Disclosure Document or franchised businesses in general, please contact Ms. Weis.

Detail Oriented.  Forward Thinking.  Strong Negotiator.  These are just a few of the skills Ms. Weis developed as in-house counsel at a large franchisor company and brings to her representation of corporate clients.  Her experience entails a wide variety of business and legal matters including contracts, M&A, intellectual property, employment policies and franchise disclosures.  In 2023 Ms. Weis was named to the 2023 Franchise Times Legal Eagles ®.