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OGC Clients Make Entrepreneur’s 44th Annual Franchise 500 Ranking!
Congratulations are in order for four of our clients who found themselves on Entrepreneur’s 44th Annual Franchise 500! The ranking shines a light on the unique challenges and changes that have shaped the franchise industry over the past year, and how franchisors have adapted and evolved to them.
How does Entrepreneur evaluate all these franchises, presenting the world’s best and most comprehensive franchise ranking? They use their Five Pillars of the Franchise 500:
- Cost & Fees: Franchise fee, total investment, royalty fees.
- Size & Growth: Open & operating units, growth rate, closures.
- Support: Training times, marketing support, operational support, franchisor infrastructure, financing availability, litigation
- Brand Strength: Social media, system size, years in business, years in franchising
- Financial Strength & Stability: Franchisor’s audited, financial statements
At OGC, we are proud to represent and support these four franchises that landed themselves on this prestigious list!
#160 – Wild Birds Unlimited
About: Jim Carpenter opened the first Wild Birds Unlimited in 1981 and began franchising in 1983. Wild Birds Unlimited aims to bring humans and nature together, selling quality and affordable bird food, nest boxes, bird feeders, and more.
#238 – Bubbakoo’s Burritos
About: Bubbakoo’s Burritos is a burrito chain that started in New Jersey in 2008, and began franchising since 2015. Bubbakoo’s prides themselves on offering fresh, high quality, and affordable food to kids, families, and seniors with a skater-shore atmosphere. They offer several customizable food items such as burritos, taco bowls, tacos, quesadillas and nachos.
#424 – The Brothers That Just Do Gutters
About: Ken Parsons left the teaching industry to start his own gutter contractor company in 1999. Shortly after, his brother Ryan joined the company and in 2014 they began franchising. Formerly known as Waterfall Seamless Gutters, The Brothers That Just Do Gutters specialize in gutter installation, gutter repair, gutter cleaning and much more.
#431 – Supercuts
About: Supercuts began in 1975 and began franchising shortly after in 1979. Supercuts specializes in providing quick and affordable haircuts on a walk-in and appointment-based system. Their innovative “20 minute” haircut system is used at many of their salons today.
Congratulations to all the franchises that landed on the top 500 list! Explore the annual 500 list here!