What Is The Franchise Disclosure Statement ?

Formally known as the UFOC (Uniform Franchise Offering Circular), The Franchise Disclosure Document (or FDD) is a legal document regulated by the FTC that is designed to disclose specific information about a franchisers offering that must be provided to all prospective franchisees by law 14 days before a franchise agreement can be signed. Some of the information required in a UFOC includes the franchisers business experience, company history and relevant affiliations, litigation history, bankruptcies, franchise fees, initial investment, territory info & restrictions, the and franchisers and franchisees obligations.