Franchise Direct has released its fourth-annual rankings of the Top 100 Franchises, the country’s most definitive measurement of international franchising success. These rankings not only assess the most successful franchises operating on an international level, but the accompanying report outlines the trends that will shape global franchising during the next 12 months and beyond.
Every spring, Franchise Direct publishes its Top 100 Global Franchise rankings. To be eligible, a franchise must operate businesses in two or more countries. The exact rankings are compiled by collating a range of data, including information self-reported by franchises, FDD documents, SEC filings, published industry sources, on top of other information pertaining to the financial state of the franchise.
For the second year in a row, Subway is the world’s leading franchise, according to the Franchise Direct rankings. The franchising giant continues to bring its sandwiches to the world, and has again outranked McDonald’s to claim the spot as the top franchise on the planet. Notably, as with every other year that Franchise Direct has assessed the world’s best franchises, the top ten, and indeed the top 100, is dominated by quick-service restaurant concepts. Continue reading.