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Franchise Gator

January 14, 2014 14:04 ET

Franchise Gator Releases First Franchise 100

Annual Ranking Spotlights Top-Growing Franchises and Best Buys for Franchise Prospects

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - Franchise Gator has released its inaugural Franchise 100 list, a ranking of the top 100 franchise systems that are both currently expanding and considered to be strong buys for potential franchise buyers.

Franchise Gator released the rankings for Nos. 11-100 and will release its top 10 franchise picks leading up to International Franchise Association annual convention in New Orleans Feb. 22-25.

"Our goal was to create a ranking list catering more to Franchise Gator visitors. Most who visit our site can't afford a $1 million investment in one of the famous fast-food brands," said Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator. "With this list, we focused on opportunities that are currently growing and are more affordable for the average potential franchisee."

There are several lists ranking top franchise systems, and a common problem for buyers is that many top-ranked systems either have little availability or require multi-million dollar investments.

Identifying and limiting risk is a big part of finding the right franchise opportunity, and that was also a focus with the Franchise 100. Much of our research is based on a formula we developed with the help of Rick Bisio, author of "The Educated Franchisee."

We reviewed Franchise Disclosure Documents to build the Franchise 100 list. Some criteria include:

  • Financial stability and health
  • Franchisee profitability
  • Growth track record over a period of years
  • Transparency of key buyer information
  • How strong the market is for a system's goods and services
  • Long-term sustainability of the franchise
  • Franchisee satisfaction

"We believe this annual ranking will help potential franchisees discover brands they might not otherwise notice. Now is a great time to invest in a franchise," said Bell. "We hope this list makes franchise ownership possible for a larger number of people."

To see the list, visit: http://www.franchisegator.com/top-franchise-lists/top-100/

About Franchise Gator
Franchise Gator, a unit of Landmark Interactive, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the leading destination for those seeking to invest in a franchise opportunity. Now in its 10th year, Franchise Gator and its network of sites offer information on hundreds of business and franchise opportunities available in more than 100 industries. Franchise Gator provides franchisors with a quality, cost-effective mode of franchise marketing.

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