I'm specifically interested in looking into franchise opportunities, especially multi-unit resales or resales combined with new development rights.

In addition to reaching out directly to franchisors, I thought maybe working with Franchise Consultants can help. There seems to be a lot of them out there. However, I'm not sure who are the reputable ones and the ones who typically reach out on LinkedIn seem a bit shady.

Anyone has experience with Franchise Consultants? Good or bad? I'm sure not all consultants are made equal but just wanted to hear some stories on if they can be good resources and how they should be approached. I'm aware of the economic incentives they might have (e.g., that they have several brands they tend to push due to commission), which I don't mind as long as they can be a good resource and are transparent.