Upon my return from vacation I ran across a site called The Franchise Pundit.  I have been looking a long time for Web sites that give balanced information on franchises rather than just reciting promotional materials.  The Franchise Pundit appears to be such a site. 

If you are conducting due diligence on a franchise you may want to investigate the site.  In a short time I discovered several articles providing practical information on several franchises.  Be sure to check out the franchisor list to see if there are any articles on your franchise of interest. 

If you know of any other sites that provide fair and balanced information on franchises please let me know.