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According to The Franchise King, Joel Libava, and author of Become a Franchise Owner! no matter what you think about Chil-fil-a’s politics, their franchise model is one of the most bizarre he’s ever seen:

  1. Potential franchisees only pay a $5,000 “Franchise Fee”
  2. Franchise owners don’t own a thing
  3. Franchisees maintain no equity in “their” business
  4. Franchisees are not allowed to own any other businesses
  5. Chick fil A chooses the location
  6. Chick fil A owns the location

According to the Libava, if you buy a Chik-fil-a franchise what you’re really buying is a job! He adds: “I hope that I’m not the only one in my industry that feels that Chick fil A is an embarrassment to the franchise industry-because of their butchering of the original and current franchise model.”

Photo by j.reed.