Franchisor Dream Dinners caught by Washington. Dream Dinners been caught violating franchise laws. Janet Sparks of Blue MauMau reports that the Washington Department of Financial Institutions has obtained a "consent order" from Dream Dinners based on its solicitation of franchisees during a time when it was not registered to offer or sell franchises. The consent order also addresses other issues.
At least weekly we hear from a franchisee, after buying a franchise, that "I should never have bought it." That realization stings. It signals that the honeymoon has ended and the spell cast by the sales consultant has worn off. Frequently, it signals the impending economic death of the franchisee-and the ultimate "death by a thousand cuts" of the franchisor.