The Top 100 Global Franchises
Franchise Direct's Top 100 Global Franchises list is the premier, research-only based ranking of the world's top 100 franchises. Using a methodology that goes far beyond system size and financial performance, the ranking is compiled by taking a host of criteria, giving each criterion a weighted value. The data for each franchise is plugged into a proprietary computer formula making the outcome as objective as possible.
The franchises that comprise the Top 100 Global Franchises stand out from thousands of franchises that have invested in international expansion strategies. The franchises were ranked using objective and measurable criteria, which includes:
- System size based on numbers of units
- Revenue for the system
- Stability and growth
- Number of years in operation
- Market expansion
The ranking is also based on:
- Best practices in the areas of franchisee support and training
- Environmental policy
- Social responsibility
Information was gathered from Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), company submitted data, government filings, and published industry sources.
All of the Top 100 Global Franchises share the keys to business success at any level including: a well-defined business identity, a clear business plan, a commitment to training and support, sensitivity to environmental issues, and the ability to innovate to keep pace with ever-changing social and economic conditions. Furthermore, they do all of these things in more than one country by acquiring the necessary cultural sensitivities. The Top 100 Global Franchises thus serve as models for early-stage franchises looking to expand, as well as those companies considering the benefits of the franchise business model.
Please note that the Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise system nor is it a definitive list. The ranking and accompanying report are simply meant to offer an objective look at some of the world’s top franchise operations.
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