…But for others a franchise proves far too restrictive. They have
thought long and hard about their own ideas to improve the business and
don’t want someone saying “no” when they want to implement them.
One example that comes to mind is someone who bought a franchise in
a sandwich shop chain and wanted to install a coffee machine.
No one else in the chain had a machine, and the franchisor had a definite view that the status quo should prevail.
So you had this fight between the franchisee and franchisor over a
cappuccino machine with the latter having to spend time and effort
convincing the franchisee that it wasn’t commercially smart.
What this means is that people have to be “culturally comfortable” with the franchise.
You will live and breathe this business so you had better like it. Don’t buy a McDonald’s franchise if you hate hamburgers!