Top Franchises for Veterans 2017

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Veterans Are a Different Breed

Most veterans are men and women who proudly served their country, hung up their uniform, and quietly blended back into their local communities. They are all around us, but we seldom know who they are. They don’t see themselves as heroes and they don’t want any special treatment. But whether they realize it or not, veterans are a different breed.

They are different because they volunteered—and they continue to volunteer and lend a helping hand in their communities each and every day. They are different because they know the meaning of hard work, and how to stay focused on a goal much bigger than themselves. They are different because they understand what it means to be a team player. And they are different because they have tenacity and grit, and no matter how difficult the challenge, they stick around until the job is done.

Franchise Business Review has spent the last 12 years researching franchisee satisfaction and performance. What we’ve found is that the most successful franchisees have these same qualities. They are team players, they work hard, they have grit, and they are always looking for ways to give back to their local communities—just like all the veterans we know.

For this year’s Veterans in Franchising report, we surveyed thousands of veteran franchise owners, and we asked them about their franchise experience. No surprise—not all franchise businesses are created equal. Many companies were eliminated from our ranking because they “talk the talk,” but they don’t always “walk the walk” when it comes to delivering on promises to their franchisees. The Top 100 Franchises for Veterans featured in the list below received very high marks in owner satisfaction, and were highly rated by the vets that own them.


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The List: Top 100 Franchises for Veterans in 2017

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