This discussion has been in being since ages when franchising stepped forward as a concept and pathway of doing stable business. A novice thing in which there is no guarantee of success but you still get a win win situation of systemised operating system and back up of the brand at every step. One gets the backbone of the business when tries hand at franchising.
The main problem attached with franchising is lack of knowledge which sometimes turns the boon into bane and thus affecting the business adversely and majority of the times business drown without a whiff.
Proper information and exposure is always needed at franchisees end so as to get the desired result and rolling of inflow. The concept becomes clear when there is steadiness in opinion and that steadiness can only come through in-depth study of the concept.
Franchising is obviously a boon if handled with care and with proper knowledge and in longer run it can prove out to be building block of a success story. Franchising is a futuristic concept if taken care as a resource today.