Monthly archives: May 2018

Posted on May 18, 2018

A California court’s $8.8 million jury award to El Pollo Loco franchisees Michael and Janice Bryman in early May breaks new ground in franchise law, said their attorney, Robert Zarco of Zarco Law in Miami, although the franchisor said it will appeal the verdict and outside attorneys don’t necessarily see it the same way. The Read more →

Posted on May 7, 2018

In a move that could have significant impact on franchisor agreements, a California jury has ordered El Pollo Loco to pay nearly $9 million in damages to two franchisees who accused the company of stealing profits when the chain opened a corporate store nearby. Since 1995, husband and wife franchisees Michael and Janice Bryman had Read more →

Posted on May 4, 2018

U.S. Tim Hortons franchisee association sues parent company over contract clause Ongoing tensions between Tim Hortons franchisees and the chain’s parent company have spilled over into the United States, where a dissident group of franchisees has filed a new lawsuit. The Great White North Franchisee Association’s U.S. branch, a group claiming to represent at least Read more →

Posted on May 4, 2018

A California jury has now awarded El Pollo Loco franchisees $8.8 million in the damages phase of a bifurcated trial finding that the franchisor did encroach on their two existing restaurants when it built two competing company-store units in the same territory. Law360 reported yesterday that El Pollo Loco Inc. breached the implied covenant of Read more →

Posted on May 4, 2018

Ongoing tensions between Tim Hortons franchisees and the chain’s parent company have spilled over into the United States, where a dissident group of franchisees has filed a new lawsuit. The Great White North Franchisee Association’s U.S. branch, a group claiming to represent at least half of the owners of Tim Hortons restaurants south of the Read more →

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