Old Chicago – 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

This is the 2019 Old Chicago Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). It is a PDF document available for immediate download upon purchase.

“Old Chicago restaurants (“Old Chicago Restaurant(s)” or “Restaurant(s)”) are full-service neighborhood restaurants that feature a welcoming casual dining atmosphere, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, pasta, calzones, burgers and sandwiches and related food items and beverages featuring our wide ever-changing selection of the best local and regional craft beers as well as a full range of imported and mass domestic beers. Each Old Chicago Restaurant serves as the local craft beer authority and participates…”
-Old Chicago FDD, Apr 2019 2019

What is in the Old Chicago 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?

The United States Federal Trade Commission requires all franchisors who sell franchises in the USA to compile an FDD each year which covers 23 key items of disclosure about the franchise opportunity. The FDD is written in a federally mandated format that is standardized for all franchises, must be presented in easily understood language, and typically is 100+ pages in length. This document is required to be given to a prospective franchisee before the franchise agreement is signed or any money changes hands. This document is extremely useful to anyone who is researching the history, inner workings, and other critical information and disclosures about the franchise system.

Table of Contents - Old Chicago – 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Cover Page
Table Of Contents
Disclosure Items 1-23

Item 1: The Franchisor, Its Predecessors, and Affiliates

Item 2: Business Experience

Item 3: Litigation

Item 4: Bankruptcy

Item 5: Initial Franchise Fee

Item 6: Other Fees

Item 7: Initial Investment

Item 8: Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services

Item 9: Franchisee's Obligations

Item 10: Financing

Item 11: Franchisor's Obligations

Item 12: Territory

Item 13: Trademarks

Item 14: Patents, Copyrights, and Proprietary Information

Item 15: Obligation to Participate in and the Actual Operation of the Franchise Business

Item 16: Restrictions on What the Franchisee May Sell

Item 17: Renewal, Termination, Transfer, and Dispute Resolution

Item 18: Public Figures

Item 19: Earnings Claims

Item 20: List of Outlets

Item 21: Financial Statements

Item 22: Contracts

Item 23: Receipt