Last week, AAHOA leadership met with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya in our nation’s Capital. The Commissioner included FTC staff involved with oversight of franchising, including Consumer Protection Bureau Director Sam Levine.
They discussed several key issues affecting the hospitality industry, including the many unfair practices in franchising and the FTC’s Franchise Rule.
As the newest Commissioner, Commissioner Bedoya has taken a great interest in franchising and being a strong advocate for protecting AAHOA Members and American consumers.
“We are grateful for Commissioner Bedoya’s commitment to AAHOA Members and for being a staunch advocate for franchisees from every background and sector,” said AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake. “It is through our great working relationship with the Commissioner and the Federal Trade Commission that we are able to continue to advance and advocate for the best interests of AAHOA Members”
“There are so many important topics to address when it comes to advancing fair franchising, and the Federal Trade Commission and the work it does is an important component to AAHOA’s overall strategy,” said AAHOA Chairman Neal Patel.
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