FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it was named a Top 10 Franchise on Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises of 2018—the only sign, graphics and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the Top 10. This is the third consecutive year that the brand has been recognized as a top franchise opportunity by Franchise Gator.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by Franchise Gator as a Top 10 Franchise for the third consecutive year," said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "This ranking reaffirms the long-term sustainability and overall franchisee satisfaction that our organization is committed to offering our franchisees. Our consistent growth and positive recognition throughout the franchise community has positioned us for yet another successful year ahead."
The Franchise Gator Top 100 was designed with the assistance of The Educated Franchisee, to measure the quality of a franchise system over time. Rankings were established on various pieces of the Franchise Development Document (FDD) that emphasize financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability.
"Each year we comb through hundreds of Franchise Disclosure Documents to find franchise opportunities that are a great fit for our audience," said Eric Bell, General Manager at Franchise Gator. "Those that made the Top 100 show strong growth potential and make for a solid investment for the worthy candidate."
In addition to this achievement, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and 70 overall on Entrepreneur magazine's 2018 Franchise 500®, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS, the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100, for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power. FASTSIGNS also has been recognized for its franchisee satisfaction by being named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for five consecutive years and has been ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the "Best of the Best" for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years. Additionally, FASTSIGNS also was named to Franchise Business Review's "Innovative Franchises" list in 2017 and a "Best-in-Category" franchise by Franchise Business Review in 2018.
For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson at (214) 346-5679.