Franchise relationships sometimes end badly. Depending on your perspective, a bad ending might be the franchisee quitting the system, or the franchisor terminating or refusing to renew the franchise. By this time, one or both sides have a lot invested in the bad relationship, which leads to posturing and threats and sometimes litigation.
All franchise relationships end sometime, usually by the franchisee selling the franchise, dropping out of the franchise system or getting kicked out. In this article I briefly summarize what happens when a franchisee sells, leaves or quits a franchise system, or when the franchisor terminates or refuses to renew the franchise.