May 23, 2013 // Franchising.com // Hartland, WI – For the fourth consecutive year, Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation’s first, largest, and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, recently ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs.
The award honors Batteries Plus Bulbs for its ongoing support of our nation’s heroes. With over 20 veteran franchise owners representing more than 47 stores nationwide, including a corporate store that is managed by a veteran, Batteries Plus Bulbs is a proud member of VetFran which helps military veterans achieve their dreams of opening their own business. Batteries Plus Bulbs offers a $10,000 discount off the franchise fee to qualified military veterans in select markets.
“A franchise like Batteries Plus Bulbs is a perfect opportunity for military veterans who have become accustomed to systems and are looking to do something in which they can follow a blueprint that has been laid out for them,” said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus Bulbs. “As our country continues to seek ways to eliminate the barriers tied to unemployment for our nation’s heroes, Batteries Plus Bulbs is dedicated to providing solutions that can help veterans go into business for themselves.”
The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts. The survey results list was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
“The support that Batteries Plus Bulbs provides to military veterans and the established systems that are in place made it easy for me to get my franchise up and running,” said Carl Tripp, a U.S. Navy veteran who has owned his franchise in Seekonk, MA for nearly three years. “In the military, it is important that you can trust your team and when I discovered Batteries Plus Bulbs, I felt that special camaraderie and that I could trust them to help me be successful.”
The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® is published each June in G.I. Jobs magazine and on www.MilitaryFranchising.com, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose. Additional resources are posted on the Military Friendly Franchises® Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MilitaryFranchising.
Batteries Plus Bulbs is the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise with more than 560 locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Batteries Plus Bulbs is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Roark's current franchise portfolio includes companies such as: Massage Envy, Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky's, Moe's Southwest Grill, Seattle's Best Coffee International, McAlister's Deli, FASTSIGNS, Arby’s, Primrose Schools, Wingstop, Pet Valu and Auntie Anne’s. With access to more than 45,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories, Batteries Plus Bulbs has the widest selection of battery and light bulb products available and offers unmatched service to consumers and businesses at the national and local levels. Batteries Plus Bulbs continues its reign as the undisputed leader in the expanding $30.7 billion U.S. battery replacement industry and in the rapidly growing U.S. light bulb replacement industry estimated at $17 billion*. To learn about our exciting franchise opportunities please visit batteriesplusbulbs.com/franchising. *Freedonia Research Study.
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