**** Press Release ****

April 6, 2020

RE: Fair Franchising Initiative Announces Leadership Team

Contact: Keith Miller, kmiller@franchiseeadvocacy.com, (530) 906-3988

Fair Franchising Initiative (FFI) has announced its leadership team to guide the organization through its formative period. Prakash Shah will serve as President and Anil Patel will serve as Chair.  The Board of Trustees will oversee the organization.  The full list of leadership and trustees can be found here.


FFI held its kickoff event on March 5 in Edison, NJ, and had over 300 attendees, including franchisees, franchise lawyers, and elected representatives.  FFI is also the lead organization on New Jersey bill, A2682, sponsored by representatives Raj Murkherji, Robert Karabinchak, and Ronald Dancer.  The bill has multiple provisions to protect local hospitality franchisees.


FFI President, Prakash Shah, “We are pleased to put together a strong team of experienced franchise owners that have vast experience as leaders in many organizations.  Our kickoff event was an overwhelming success, and while the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed ongoing meetings, we will continue our efforts with laser sharp focus on issues to protect our membership”.


FFI Chair, Anil Patel, “I am excited to work with our distinguished trustees to further the cause of fair franchising.  Franchisees are the investors in this industry, and we need to work to ensure their investment creates wealth and security for them.  We will focus on legislative efforts so that the laws and regulations protect these local small businesses.”



About Fair Franchising Initiative: Fair Franchising Initiative is an independent, advocacy group of franchised hotel owners, highlighting most crucial issues of our time – sustainable hotel franchising, profitability growth and well-being of hospitality eco-system. Our Vision is to collaborate with other hotel ownership associations, industry associations, franchise advisory councils, and policy makers to positively impact the system for the benefit of the industry, hospitality employees, and customers while vigorously safeguarding the interest of hotel owners.