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What does AB 1228 mean

Updated: May 18, 2023

California has more than 15,000 franchised restaurants throughout the state. The overwhelming majority are locally owned and operated by small business owners. Assembly Bill 1228 (Holden) attacks the rights of local restaurant owners by forcing national fast-food corporations to exert more control over franchised restaurants.

AB 1228 would:

  • Eliminate the local control restaurant owners have to operate their small businesses

  • Fundamentally destroy the franchise model

  • Shut down locally owned restaurants


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