The Amended Franchise Rule specifies how franchise disclosure documents are to be prepared, what additional information may and may not be included, and what records franchisors must maintain. Disclosure documents must:

  • use “plain English”;
  • be contained within a single document;
  • and address each disclosure item without including additional information.

It is recommended that an experienced franchise attorney drafts or reviews any franchise agreement or disclosure documents.

Sample Franchise Disclosure Document


CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from the Federal Trade Commission’s Franchise Rule Compliance Guide.