Franchise - Screwed Us - options?

Well, not me, but my friend.

Anyway, my friend is looking to open a franchise, and she signed the contract and everything.

Now the franchisee buys a 'site area' and then they find a location within that.

Now, she bought an area, and was shopping for a location, the main contact guy for the locations (the franchise does the bidding) was slow.

Then she just found out that another franchise got a space 2 blocks from where she was going to open.

Obviously she cant go ahead with her space now.

So what options does she have? She got screwed over here.

Lawsuit? Unfortantely nothing in her contract says that another franchise cannot open near her.

Thanks

I would try and see the responses for this on the LegalGround as well.