Franchise ownership undoubtedly changes lives. Identified as one of the most seamless and unproblematic ways to fulfill an entrepreneurial dream, the well-established path is commonly viewed as a doorway for those seeking to be their own boss – one that is ripe with opportunity and international recognition. By Jessica Jones
Franchise ownership undoubtedly changes lives. Identified as one of the most seamless and unproblematic ways to fulfill an entrepreneurial dream, the well-established path is commonly viewed as a doorway for those seeking to be their own boss – one that is ripe with opportunity and international recognition.
And while there are literally thousands of brands to choose from when considering launching a franchise, there are several hundred that stand out from the rest – companies that work hard to make the entrepreneurial dream of many franchisees a reality.
FranServe, Inc., the world’s largest franchise consulting and expansion organization, recognizes those brands in its annual FRAN-TASTIC 500. FranServe receives a plethora of nominations from franchisees who recognize and appreciate the superior training and support that each of these companies gives.
“Franchising is a way for many people to be an entrepreneur and be their own boss,” noted Alesia Visconti, CEO of FranServe, Inc. “A brand that makes our annual ‘FRAN-TASTIC 500’ list demonstrates that it goes above and beyond the norm in helping people fulfill their dreams of business ownership through franchising! It’s a brand that sets itself apart!”
The winners of the FRAN-TASTIC 500, which were announced last month, were selected based on the following criteria: Each franchise has a strong brand identity, is a turnkey model, offers operational support, provides superb training, is an industry leader, offers scalability, is quick to launch, and has a clear marketing message.
To be considered for the prestigious distinction, brands must offer an optimal opportunity for those seeking to build and grow their own business through franchising. Winners are vetted based on feedback from franchisees and other industry leaders.
Some of this year’s winners include AAMCO, the worldwide leader in transmission repair; Biggby Coffee, which has over 240 locations in 13 states; Huntington Learning Center, the nation’s leading K-12 tutoring and test-prep provider; FASTSIGNS, one of the industry’s leading sign and graphic franchises that caters to a B2B clientele; Saladworks, a food concept that provides fresh, made-to-order, entrée-sized salads for consumers on the-go; Real Property Management, the largest franchise organization in residential property management with over 30 years of experience refining property management; and Footprints Floors, a home-based franchise with minimal overhead that has taken the standard idea of a flooring business and reinvented it to be a simpler model.
“This is a tremendous recognition, and we are very excited to announce this year’s recipients,” Visconti concluded. “Being named to the FRAN-TASTIC 500 is an impressive accomplishment!”
View the full list here: franserve.com/frantastic500.
For more information about FranServe, visit franserve.com.
– Jessica Jones