The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) should be the critical centerpiece of your franchise research.

Every franchiser that sells franchises in the USA is required to prepare a Franchise Disclosure Document each year. provides current and historical Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD’s) for thousands of US based franchises. FDD’s are typically 100’s of pages in length and cover 23 key areas including obligations of the franchisor and franchisee, fees and costs, financial and ownership information, legal issues including lawsuits, and more. The required format and contents of the FDD are defined by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ensure all critical items are disclosed in a standardized and easily readable manner.

All FDDs are $99 each. Purchased FDDs can be downloaded immediately in PDF format.

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