Two Thumbs on the Scale

As the calendar closes in on August 31 and the end of the California legislative session, the window for AB 257, the so-called FAST Act (the Fast-Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act) is slowly closing, but intensifying at the same time. Word out of the Golden State is that the bill is still likely to…

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All Eyes on FAST Act

Should it be passed and signed into law, the FAST Act (the Fast-Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act) heading to a final vote this month in the California state senate will wreak havoc on the fast food franchise industry in California. Having previously been approved by the Assembly, a positive vote on the legislation in…

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FAST Act Teed Up, Action Needed

As we have advised in the past, there is a dangerous legislative proposal advancing in California, AB 257, the co-called FAST Act (the Fast-Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act). This bill has already passed the Assembly and is currently pending in the State Senate, where it will likely have an easier time winning support. As…

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California Franchisees Take Note

We advised just a couple of weeks ago about the provisions and prospects of AB 257 being considered by the California legislature in Sacramento. Well, in view of the severity of this legislative proposal and the significant negative impact it would have on QSRs across the Golden State, the International Franchise Association has been working…

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Committees OK FAST Recovery Act

California continues to step on small businessmen and women with impunity, but this latest effort may be its most egregious yet! Over the past 2 weeks, two separate legislative committees within the state Assembly have approved AB 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act). The legislation, sponsored by Chairperson of…

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