You should have someone responsible for keeping a file on each franchisee and ensuring that it contains all the required documents and approvals required to open a unit. The items on a pre-opening checklist should be discussed and gone over with the franchisee during training so there are no surprises along the way. This checklist can be managed and kept track of in a variety of ways, but it is recommended that you keep all franchisee checklists and collected items from the list within a safe and secure place, like a CRM. A Sample Abstract can be shared with you by contacting Client Relations.