Franchise Disclosure Documents

Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) provide hundreds of pages of information on franchise systems. This federally mandated document helps the reader identify systemic strengths and weaknesses while also outlining the legal relationship between the Franchisee and the Franchisor. Required by law, the Franchise Disclosure Document, or FDD (formerly known as the UFOC, or Uniform Franchise Offering Circular), informs prospective franchisees of their rights and obligations before they sign a franchise agreement.

The FDD Exchange is an educational resource of The Educated Franchisee, a bestselling ‘how to’ guide for choosing a winning franchise authored by Rick Bisio. Rick’s extensive experience in the good, and bad, of franchising led him to write this book. Reader requests for more information eventually led to The Educated Franchisee Resource Center and online community.

The FDD Exchange is a community based openness project. Our goal is to improve transparency in franchising through the sharing Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) among like-minded individuals. With the help of our community, we have assembled thousands of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and are continuously expanding our online library.

The FDD Exchange is a membership-based website:

We have two levels of membership available:

Basic Explorer
Our Explorer’ level membership is Free.  As an Explorer Level member you are permitted to view one Franchise Disclosure Document every 24 hours.

Our ‘Navigator’ level membership is designed to afford power users the flexibility to view as many Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD’s) as they wish.  Navigator Members are also able to secure additional services such as special requests for FDD’s that are not currently on the site.  If at any time you no longer wish to continue with your membership, you can cancel at any time.  For additional details, please visit our registration page.

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In keeping with our goal of providing you access to the latest Franchise Disclosure Documents, the FDD Exchange is proud to support The International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation, which provides comprehensive information and research about important developments and trends in franchising. A portion of our membership fees are donated annually to this resource-rich foundation. We invite you to explore our Franchise Disclosure Documents and welcome you to contact us with any questions.