Another one here wanting the ‘Franchise’ system to be revamped. At the moment, the franchise ends when the number of transactions is completed, or the time elapses, whichever is first. The contract is signed for a certain period, and should be in effect for the whole duration. If the number of transactons is achieved, then any additional transactions are a bonus and is in effect a ‘win’. If the number of transactions is not achieved, the contract ends, any penalties are paid and then the shop/cafe is up for another contract, this is a ‘loss’.
I notice that in Alpha 35 that the franchise opening hours are set (4am to midnight), so it would be helpful if, once the contract is signed, it takes effect at start of business the following day, the duration is for whole days, and will therefore end at close of business on the last day. This will prevent the current state of a contract suddenly ending in the middle of the day while there are a whole load of waiting PAX, disappointing them and lowering customer satisfaction.