Franchises have contracts with the corporation and must adhere to certain rules. For example, if your
local McDonalds wanted their female employees to dress in a provocative uniform, it would not comply
with the franchise contract. The Applebee's corporation can make things very uncomfortable or take
legal steps if one owner is causing the other franchises to lose their customer base. So basically your
argument is Bullshit.
Rise like lions after slumber in un-vanquishable number. Shake your chains to Earth like dew which in sleep had fallen on you. Ye are many they are few.