SOURCE: Franchise Gator

Franchise Gator

February 03, 2014 10:46 ET

Franchise Gator Releases Nos. 2-10 on Top Franchise 100 Ranking

Lower-Cost Systems for Franchise Candidates Highlighted in Annual Ranking

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2014) - As the franchise industry ramps up for the annual International Franchise Association convention later this month, Franchise Gator has released the names of the franchise businesses topping its inaugural Franchise 100 list.

Franchise Gator released the rankings for Nos. 11-100 on Jan. 14, and today reveals its picks for top franchise systems in the No. 2-10 spots. The No. 1 franchise on the list, which ranks systems that are both currently expanding and considered to be strong investments for potential franchise buyers, will be revealed in the coming days.

"We consider these franchise systems to be among some of the very best in our industry today, particularly for the average franchise buyer," said Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator. "With this inaugural ranking, which we hope becomes an annual tradition, we wanted to shine a spotlight on solid investment opportunities that won't cost seven figures like some top fast-food brands do. The franchise world is always evolving, and the field is open now to more investors than ever."

The businesses that were included in the top 10 are:

2. Edible Arrangements International
3. BrightStar Franchising, LLC
4. Comfort Keepers
5. Color Glo
6. CMIT Solutions
7. Great American Cookies
8. MaidPro
9. Precision Concrete Cutting
10. LearningRx

In compiling the list, Franchise Gator worked with Rick Bisio, author of "The Educated Franchisee," to come up with a formula that would fairly evaluate the risks and assets of each franchise company. Hundreds of Franchise Disclosure Documents were reviewed during the research phase.

Criteria included financial stability, franchisee profitability, growth, transparency of key buyer information, market strength, long-term sustainability and franchisee satisfaction.

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

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