The information you can discover regarding the financial performance of a specific franchise depends, in part, on whether you are a potential purchaser or simply a curious member of the public. If you are a potential purchaser, you will be able to find out about a franchise’s financial performance through the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Franchise and Business Opportunity Rule. Under this rule, franchisors must make a series of detailed disclosures to potential purchasers, either in the form provided by the rule or in the form of a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC).
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