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Franchise Direct Publishes Its Annual Top 100 Global Franchises Report

March 5, 2019

ATLANTA, March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Since 2009, Franchise Direct has published its Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking, a snapshot of how a number of the most successful franchises in the world fared in the past year compared to the year before. It is one of the most well-known franchise rankings, having frequently been cited by industry professionals.

While the franchise at the very top, McDonald’s, is the same this year, there was plenty of movement underneath with new franchises like Interim HealthCare and F45 Training making their first appearance, and ranking stalwarts moving about for a multitude of reasons.

The Top 100 Ranking is accompanied the Top 100 Franchises Report, which is full of tidbits on selected franchises to catch readers up on things they might have missed throughout the previous year in franchising.

This year’s report also covers two of the biggest stories from the past year in franchising in more detail. The first of these stories is the batch of changes at franchise head offices recently. The second profiled story this year is the ongoing debate over joint employment liability and the hopes franchise industry officials have for resolution in the near future.

As a ranking that concentrates on international operation, the report also has an expansive section on international franchising news and notes. Within this section, we focus on where franchises have been expanding to, as well helpful tips for franchisors considering expansion into other countries. There is also a franchise industry spotlight for the Dominican Republic, a country showing a lot of promise for franchise expansion.

The fourth section of the 2019 report is for honorable mentions, featuring some up-and-coming franchise brands and a chart showing the franchises that just missed the Top 100 this year.

For links to the rankings and reports for all years, please visit the Top 100 Global Franchises page.

About Franchise Direct: Established in 1998, Franchise Direct is among the pioneers of internet lead generation for the franchise industry. Currently operating 14 platforms across five continents, Franchise Direct’s mission is to be the leading online resource for franchise opportunities and the knowledge center of choice for anyone seeking information on the franchise industry.

Media Contact: Renee Bailey 1.866.325.9830 renee@franchisedirect.com

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