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The Top 100 Global Franchises

Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises

No. 1  Subway
No. 2  McDonald's
No. 3  KFC
No. 4  Burger King
No. 5  7 Eleven
No. 6  Pizza Hut
No. 7  GNC
No. 8  Wyndham Hotel Group
No. 9  Dunkin' Donuts
No. 10  Dia

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The Top 100 Global Franchises


Franchise Direct has ranked the best franchises from around the globe. This definitive and exclusive list details the franchises which are performing best on an international level. These findings were reached using an objective, detailed methodology that considered a host of factors including financial performance and corporate citizenship.
 

The Top 100 Global Franchises have been selected from thousands of franchises that have invested in international expansion strategies and have been ranked using an objective and measurable criteria. This criterion includes:

  • System size based on numbers of units
  • Sales revenue for the system
  • Stability and growth
  • Number of years in operation
  • Market expansion

The ranking is also based on the implementation of:

  • Best practice in the areas of franchisee support and training
  • Environmental policy
  • Social responsibility

Given the present economy, consideration was also given to the availability of financing to franchisees, and whether it was direct financing, SBA approved or third party financing. The information was gathered from Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), email surveys, telephone interviews and published industry sources.

Each franchise which appears in The Top 100 Global Franchises has excelled at international expansion, investing time and resources to acquire linguistic capabilities while combining them with cultural sensitivities. Due to globalization and the dismantling of trade barriers, franchises have achieved better economies of scale which allow them to grow and develop in foreign markets.

In this way The Top 100 Global Franchises are role models for early stage franchises and provide a blueprint for 'early-stage' franchises that are looking further to expand beyond domestic borders. The franchises in the Top 100 all share a defined identity, a clear business plan, a commitment to training and support, an ability to innovate and sensitivity to environmental issues.
 

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