Joining VetFran

To participate in VetFran a franchisor must be an International Franchise Association (IFA) Member and offer veterans at least a 10% discount off initial franchise fees.  To join VetFran suppliers must be an IFA member and offer a discount to either veteran franchisees or VetFran member franchisors (see the Supplier Application at the bottom of this page).

Franchisors

Franchisors join VetFran with a STAR designation. The STAR Program is a three-tiered recognition system for franchisors (1 Star, 3 Star and 5 Star).  The STAR designations are designed to provide veterans with information beyond the VetFran incentive discounts and encourage best practices by franchisor participants.   Please see VetFran’s STAR Program FAQ to learn more.

Please review the criteria below and complete the application corresponding to the STAR designation that best fits your company.

ONE STAR:  

  • Clean Audit Report
  • Minimum Veteran Discount 10% off initial fee
  • Minimum 2 years in this line of business
  • Minimum 1 year in franchising this concept (since first unit opened)

 ONE STAR APPLICATION

THREE STAR:  

  • Clean Audit Report
  • Minimum Veteran Discount 15% off initial fee
  • Minimum 3 years in this line of business
  • Minimum 2 years in franchising this concept (since first unit opened)
  • Item 19 FPR
  • 25 Units Open
  • Participation in One VetFran Meeting/Seminar each year

 THREE STAR APPLICATION

FIVE STAR:  

  • Clean Audit Report
  • Minimum Veteran Discount 20% off initial fee
  • Minimum 5 years in this line of business
  • Minimum 3 years in franchising this concept (since first unit opened)
  • 80% Continuity Rate over past 3 years (verified by Item 20)*
  • Item 19 FPR
  • 50 Units Open
  • Participation in one VetFran Meeting/Seminar each year
  • 1 Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) on Staff

FIVE STAR APPLICATION

*Franchise Continuity Rate

Calculating your 3-year continuity rate is straightforward. Looking at Item 20 of your Franchise Disclosure Document, you simply take the total number of franchise outlets that were operating at the end of last year, and divide that number by the number of outlets you started with three years ago plus any new outlets opened during that three-year period.

Here’s a quick example: A franchisor starts the three year period with 80 franchises. They open 26 new outlets in the first year being examined, 24 in the second year, and 30 in the third year. At the end of this three year period, they have 148 franchises open. Their 3-year continuity rate formula look like this: 148 / (80 + 26 + 24 + 30) = .925 or 92.5% continuity.

Suppliers

SUPPLIER  APPLICATION