15 episodes

Profound and insightful look into the secret world of hotel franchising through the rebound and recovery as the COVID pandemic continues to ravage the travel industry. Patrick Mullinix, Advantage Hotels, Inc. CEO and outspoken critic and advocate for fair-franchising, exposes the naked truth of franchising practices and lends a voice for silent majority of hoteliers. Listeners will hear from all perspectives of the industry – the good, the bad, and the ugly. How can we bring true fair-franchising to the forefront and all benefit?

Fair Franchising Podcast Patrick Mullinix

    • Entrepreneurship

Profound and insightful look into the secret world of hotel franchising through the rebound and recovery as the COVID pandemic continues to ravage the travel industry. Patrick Mullinix, Advantage Hotels, Inc. CEO and outspoken critic and advocate for fair-franchising, exposes the naked truth of franchising practices and lends a voice for silent majority of hoteliers. Listeners will hear from all perspectives of the industry – the good, the bad, and the ugly. How can we bring true fair-franchising to the forefront and all benefit?

    Are hot breakfast requirements in hotels now obsolete?

    Are hot breakfast requirements in hotels now obsolete?

    In this episode, we talk to Sagar Shah, Rich Gandhi and Dave Gandhi, co-founders of Reform Lodging, about the growing costs of providing hot breakfasts for guests.

    • 10 min
    Franchisees’ responsibility to fellow owners

    Franchisees’ responsibility to fellow owners

    This week we wrap up our conversation with Reform Lodging co-founders Sagar Shah and Rich Gandhi and address the franchisees’ responsibility to fellow owners.

    • 12 min
    Wall Street v. Main Street: Franchisors cannot serve two masters

    Wall Street v. Main Street: Franchisors cannot serve two masters

    In our second episode with Reform Lodging co-founders Sagar Shah and Rich Gandhi, we talk about the fact that most franchise organizations today are beholden to stock owners, and how that focus affects franchise owners.

    • 20 min
    Voice of the Silent Majority

    Voice of the Silent Majority

    In this episode, we talk to Sagar Shah and Rich Gandhi, co-founders of Reform Lodging, a franchise owners advocacy organization that formed amidst the coronavirus pandemic to shine a bright light on the issues threatening the hotel franchising industry.

    • 11 min
    Individually Owned and Operated: The Mask

    Individually Owned and Operated: The Mask

    On this episode we wrap-up with Keith Miller, long-time franchisee, who’s advocacy combats toward franchisees to fight for themselves. Brands standards and practices, including COVID cleaning procedures, are in place to help and direct franchisees, while their “individually owned and operated” nature protects the franchisor from liability.

    • 10 min
    Short-Sighted Solutions to Long-Term Problems

    Short-Sighted Solutions to Long-Term Problems

    What is hidden in a disclosure? It may sound like an oxymoron, but has the length of the franchise disclosure and the length of the franchise agreement allowed for the growing one-sided relationship? Disclosed does not always equal transparency. Keith Miller, from the franchisee perspective, explains a side to the FDD that he’s fighting to fix.

    • 18 min

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