The franchise disclosure document (FDD), formerly referred to as the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC), is a detailed report that is updated annually with new information for every registered franchise opportunity. The importance of the franchise disclosure document in franchise transactions should not be understated. It is packed full of useful information on the franchise system, including details on franchisee earnings, agreements, contracts and manuals, financial statements and much more. Needless to say, experienced franchise acquisition consultants commonly regard the FDD as the single most important report for prospective franchisees to review prior to buying a franchise unit or investing in a franchise system. That’s why we devoted the resources we did to create our comprehensive collection of old and new Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) reports.
What Information is in the Franchise Disclosure Document?
The slide show below will provide you with a quick introduction to the franchise disclosure document, what type of information the FDD contains and why it is an important part of the pre-purchase franchise due diligence process.