The American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising carries the mission of being the preeminent forum to study and discuss the legal aspects of franchising. The Forum has adopted specific goals to carry out its mission including: providing quality educational programs and publications on the legal aspects of franchising; stimulating discussion of the legal aspects of franchising, in order to educate the legal community and the franchising committee about the diverse viewpoints on issues of current concern; promoting full and equal participation of minorities, women and other under-represented group in Forum activities; and enhancing the professional growth of Forum members, among other ways by encouraging practitioners in all areas of franchise practice to participate fully in Forum activities.
The Blue Roof Franchisee Association (BRFA) is the national association of IHOP franchisees. The membership includes every IHOP franchisee in the United States, totaling approximately 350 members. The association, formed in 2010, was founded as an independent voice and leadership for franchisees, within the IHOP system and business and political arenas alike, to promote the owners’ profitability and equity, and find new ways to leverage their strength.
FRANMAC, the Taco Bell Franchise Management Advisory Council, is the official association of Taco Bell franchisees. Every Taco Bell franchisee in the United States is a member of FRANMAC, which is approximately 380 members. The purpose of the association is to enhance the value of a Taco Bell Franchise, improve and strengthen the business operations of the Taco Bell restaurant system, and to facilitate communication between the franchisees and Taco Bell Corp. FRANMAC also to serves as an advisory partner to Taco Bell Corp.
The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK-U.S.A.) is an organization of licensed-to-diagnose health care professionals who utilize a range of therapies which focus on prevention, nutrition and wellness. ICAK-U.S.A. is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of health care professionals all over the world.
Through Triad of Health Publishing, ICAK-U.S.A. is able to offer patient education materials to health care professionals for use in their practices.
The International Dale Carnegie Franchisee Association (IDCFA) was originally founded in 1964 as a trade association to foster and protect the interests of Dale Carnegie franchisees. Today their primary role is to be a strategic partner with Dale Carnegie & Associates and bring together franchisees from around the world to create a camaraderie and encourage sharing within the network.
The Independent Hardee's® Franchisee Association (IHFA) is the for-profit association whose mission is to represent all franchisees in the Hardee's® system. Their main purpose is to create a unified organization that brings together the resources, talents, creativity and knowledge of all Hardee's® operators in order to maximize the value of their businesses and to promote stability and security for all franchisees within the Hardee's system.
The IMDA is a volunteer driven association of Midas dealers committed to working together to build success in an honest and ethical manner to protect the integrity of the brand, their own profitability and identify Midas as the clear choice for automotive service with the customer.
The Independent Payroll Providers Association (IPPA) is a national association of privately held companies whose core business is the preparation of payroll and payroll taxes for employers of all sizes. The mission of the IPPA is to provide forums and resources to assist members in advancing their respective organizations and leverage vendors to provide the most current products and services to their client base.
The KF Franchisee Association (KFFA) is the national association of Krystal franchisees. Having formed in 2002 with the purpose of fostering and coordinating the activities of the Krystal Franchisees, including without limitation to improve and strengthen the sales, profitability and value of Krystal Franchisees, the KFFA membership includes every Krystal franchisee in the United States.
NIOA is the national association of GNC franchisees whose purpose is to encourage communication and relations with the franchisor and its franchisees. The organization serves as a collaborative body, not intended to impede the leadership of GNC, but to serve as a brand partner, offering an operator perspective in marketing, advertising, product development, purchasing and more. Their mission is to ensure the franchisees personal financial investments in the brand be considered part of the brand strategy.
National SAL Licensee Cooperative (NSLC)
The NSLC is an independent trade association formed in 2018 with the goal of representing the interests of independent license-store owners to corporate Save-A-Lot ownership and management.
PMFA is the national association of Papa Murphy’s Franchisees. The membership includes every Papa Murphy’s franchisee in the United States totaling 550 members. The purpose of the association is to protect and improve the profitability and value of the individual Papa Murphy’s franchised store.
The Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA) represents Certified Public Accountants, Public Accountants, and Enrolled Agents who provide accounting services to small businesses throughout the United States. Using the collective resources of this network, Association members offer their clients a level of service and expertise that individual practices are unable to rival.
The mission of the Popeyes International Franchisee Association (PIFA) is to protect the interests of the Popeyes franchise partner community, and to work with the parent company to preserve the system's integrity, spirit, and one-of-a-kind recipe.
The Pit Owners Association’s was formed by the independent owners of the Dickey Barbecue Pits across the nation to be a strategic partner with DBRI, provide an organized forum for collaboration amongst franchisees and increase system profitability.
Pillar Owners’ Association (POA) was formed by independent owners of Pillar to Post franchises for the purpose of protecting and enhancing its members’ economic interests and, providing a unified and consistent voice for franchisee interests when dealing with their franchisor.
The Taco Political Action Committee (PAC) supports those who advocate and pursue governmental policies that promote a favorable business climate for its contributors.
TPG, The Payroll Group, is a national association that brings together independent payroll service providers from across the country to help reduce overhead costs, share success stories and develop common methods to better serve their payroll clients. TPG members believe strongly that a payroll client should expect friendly, customer-driven, personal service, and should not have to pay more to get it. TPG has approximately 100 members, and approximately 60 associate members.