[ fran-chahy-zee ]


  1. a person or company to whom a franchise is granted.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of franchisee1

First recorded in 1960–65; franchise + -ee

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Example Sentences

Over the years, franchisees have sued the company, too, claiming Subway’s regional structure and arbitrary inspection process unfairly pushed some owners out of business.

We are hearing from many franchisees that locally owned gyms in their markets are not reopening, on top of the bankruptcies and reported store closures at a number of national chains.

From Fortune

The first provides capital to franchisees to open their Curio Wellness Center and assist them in obtaining licenses, selecting a location and hiring and training employees.

After all, our “best tool” in creating a better deal for San Diego is to hold our franchisee accountable, according to the article.

We need the new franchisee to invest in power from local renewable sources that are consistent with community choice energy rather than invest in more natural gas sources.


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