SOURCE: Franchise Direct

2016 Top 100 Global Franchises

February 17, 2016 11:55 ET

Seven Canadian Franchises Make Franchise Direct's 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - February 17, 2016) - Canadian-based businesses are representing their country well on the 2016 100 Top Global Franchises Ranking, produced by Franchise Direct. This year, seven of the franchises ranked within the Top 100 originated in Canada. The annual list ranks global franchises based on a variety of factors that indicate sound commercial and civic responsibility practices as well as the cultural sensitivities necessary to grow their businesses.

Food franchises Tim Hortons and Pita Pit hold an eight-year streak on the Top 100, as do cleaning franchise Molly Maid and financial service franchise H&R Block. The complete list of franchises native to Canada includes Tim Hortons (#42), Tutor Doctor (#59), Liberty Tax Service (#61), H&R Block (#66), Pita Pit (#70), Molly Maid (#76), and Yogen Fruz (#77).

Of these seven Canadian businesses, Tutor Doctor, Pita Pit, Molly Maid, H&R Block, and Liberty Tax have headquarters in the US.

Franchise Direct is known for using objective and measurable criteria to evaluate thousands of global franchises. The top 100 franchises are ranked based on gathered data, including the company's history, market expansion, stability and growth, revenue, and system size based on number of units. Franchise Direct also takes into account the corporation's use of best practices in the areas of franchisee support and training, environmental policies, and social responsibility, as gathered from Franchise Disclosure Documents, company submitted data, government filings, and published industry sources.

While this list isn't meant to be definitive or endorse any particular company, it provides extremely useful information about the state of the franchising industry and showcases global franchises that have solid business plans, a sense of environmental and social responsibility, as well as stable growth.

To view this year's full ranking and read the accompanying report, please visit the Top 100 Global Franchises page. You can also discover more about franchises in Canada by visiting

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