Entrepreneur magazine released the 2019 Franchise 500, and Auntie Anne’s® made the cut! Franchise 500 celebrates the latest trends and evolving brands in the franchise industry. To determine the ranking, Entrepreneur evaluated franchises on five components: cost and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
With more than 1,000 applicants this year, making the list was not an easy feat. Despite the intense competition, the strength of Auntie Anne’s® as a brand and franchise concept was recognized once again. Auntie Anne’s® ranked #79 on the 40th annual Franchise 500, climbing 45 spots since last year! The support of parent company, FOCUS Brands®, has enabled the brand to improve and grow – even after 30 years as a market leader.
Teams specializing in real estate, development, operations, marketing, supply chain, and IT work together to ensure that Auntie Anne’s® franchise owners have all the necessary tools to succeed. From site selection to opening day marketing campaigns, the dedicated teams at FOCUS Brands® are there to help. Even after opening day, Franchise Business Consultants visit shops to ensure that operations are running smoothly. Additionally, FOCUS Brands® leverages its buying power as a global franchisor and developer and helps franchise owners’ bottom lines with cost savings. With such tremendous support, it’s no wonder that Auntie Anne’s® is climbing the ranks.
Several other brands in the FOCUS Brands family joined Auntie Anne’s® on the 2019 list including Cinnabon®, Jamba Juice®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, and Schlotzsky’s®.
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