General Legal Considerations
Franchise agreements are typically unilateral in nature. They are written entirely with the interests of the franchisor in mind.
Franchisors are granting the rights to operate a business that they have made a success, so it’s logical that a franchise agreement is fully focused on protecting their interests.
For the same reason franchise agreements should also be non-negotiable – franchisors want every franchisee operating under precisely the same terms. It is very important that franchisors avoid varying the agreement to satisfy the requests of individual franchisees. That said it is vital, particularly for reasons of enforceability, for the terms of the franchise agreement to be reasonable.