There is no such thing as a standard Franchise Agreement. However there are certain things that all Franchisors will try to control using their agreement. This need for the Franchisor to maintain control gives all Franchise Agreements a common flavour.
There is sometimes a misconception that the Franchise Agreement is designed to protect both Franchisor and Franchisee. There is however little contained in a Franchise Agreement which is designed to protect a Franchisee and this is often a source of disappointment to the Franchisee once the documents are reviewed. Franchisees do however enjoy significant protection given at common law, from legislation such as the Franchising Code.