BRFA Mission Statement: To represent IHOP Franchisees with the Franchisor, government and other entities, and employ our collective leverage to improve Franchisee profitability, restaurant operations and brand strength.
- Represent and advocate for the best interests of the franchise owners with the Franchisor. Influence brand strategy from our Franchise owners’ perspective. Respect, aid, empower the Franchisor.
- Pursue initiatives to improve profitability, operations, and the financial health and welfare of franchisees.
- Impact government affairs in the best interest of both small and large franchise business owners. Seek to join forces strategically with other franchisee groups and industry associations.
Debbie Selinsky, Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine
Restaurant groups seek to change definition of ‘full time’
A coalition of restaurant, retail and franchise groups has expressed confidence that they could push changes in the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time workers in the new Republican-led House and Senate.
IFA: Franchise growth strong, but headwinds persistThe International Franchise Association said Wednesday it expects franchises to add 247,000 jobs this year, a growth rate of 2.9 percent, which would be the fifth consecutive year that the franchise model outperformed other industries.
IRS Changes Rules on How Restaurants Tax Tips
In 2012, the IRS redefined how restaurants must classify automatic gratuities, often charged on parties of six, eight, or larger. But implementation of the change was delayed, with full enforcement beginning Jan. 1, 2014. No longer can restaurants and banquet halls count these automatic charges as tips—rather, they must be accounted as earned income.