Franchising.com:

As the nation’s largest in-home tutoring company, offering one-on-one instruction in all subjects pre-K through adult, it should come as no surprise that Club Z! is a top educational franchise opportunity. footer-print.jpgWith over 400 franchises nationwide, adding nearly 100 over the last year alone, it has quickly made a name for itself as a leader in education. It’s hard to believe that the name that is now synonymous with affordable, in-home tutoring is the same name that started with a small start up in Tampa, FL.

But the secret is finally out of the bag. One of the nation’s leading business magazines, Entrepreneur, recently published its 27th Annual Franchise 500 publication and Tampa-based Club Z! was ranked #110 overall! Additionally, Club Z! placed 3rd in the Tutoring Category! Placing in the top 25th percentile after competing against such franchises as McDonald’s, 7-Eleven Inc., and Subway is no small accomplishment.

Important ranking factors included financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system. Additional factors included years in business and length of time franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing. Financial data was also audited by an independent CPA firm. Every company with verifiable data received a cumulative score, and after the data was carefully and professionally reviewed, Club Z!’s score helped place it among the best of the best. As Mark Lucas, CEO/Founder of Club Z!, states, ‘these rankings are phenomenal when you consider we placed ahead of such household names as Steak and Shake, Jenny Craig, and even Huntington Learning Centers.’ Read more about it.