Date: 4/23/97 12:55pm
Subject: FTC Franchising Rule
To: FTC at FRANPR@ftc.gov.
From: Supercuts Franchisees: Doug Bell and Paul Silver
Date: April 23, 1997
As long term owners/operators of multiple Supercuts franchises we support deterrent and resolution mechanisms for problems that occur AFTER a franchise is bought.
The FTC needs to begin dealing with substantive issues of current franchisees that clearly violate the spirit of federal and state due process constitutional law. These include prohibiting franchisors from:
If the FTC cannot begin addressing the issues of current franchisees, then I am in favor of abolishing the Franchise Rule. If, as it seems, a person qualifies for protection from an overreaching and abusive franchisor only if you haven't bought a franchise, then the FTC Franchise Rule doesn't serve any useful purpose for current franchisees. In this age of deregulation, as a current franchisee and taxpayer, I would be in favor of eliminating the FTC Franchise Rule.