The first step is to choose am experienced EB5 attorney. With a direct investment in a franchise business you may have a managerial role while other managers within the new commercial enterprise play a major managerial role. We will need to strategize and discuss a number of matters before a decision is made on the best approach.
With a direct EB-5 investment, you get to retain more control of the business into which you invest (unless you work out some sort of management agreement), but you will not get the benefits of counting indirect employment creation or associating with a regional center with a history of success. Ultimately, this is a decision that only you can make.