Most professionals agree that the existence of a working crisis plan and its successful implementation must be viewed as important to the survival of business.
While the parent-child analogy is sometimes used to describe the relationship between franchisor and franchisee, it is neither the legal relationship nor even the practical business relationship.
Likely one of the most challenging decisions a franchisor has to make is whether to get between the seller and the buyer of one of their franchises.
Franchisees are not children. For the most part they are intelligent adults, investing in an unfamiliar business opportunity which requires them to learn new skills.