Wild Birds Unlimited Ranks No. 15 on List of Top 100 Franchises for 2015

Franchise Gator Recognizes Specialty Retail Franchise for Financial Stability, Growth, Transparency, Engagement, Continuity and Sustainability 

CARMEL, IN - February 25, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ - Wild Birds Unlimited, the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores in North America ranks No. 15 on Franchise Gator's list of Top 100 Franchises for 2015.

By taking into account hundreds of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD), The Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises of 2015 is designed to measure the quality of a franchise system over time, taking the following factors into account: financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability. Wild Birds Unlimited is recognized for being relatively low-risk in relation to investment range for prospective franchisees.

"A strong company growth strategy is the selling point to many of our franchisees and we have shown that we aren't afraid to reinvent ourselves and try new initiatives to remain competitive, " said Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development at Wild Birds Unlimited. "We are continuing to expand our franchise footprint by attracting franchisees who have a passion for backyard bird feeding and are passionate about spreading that message to customers."

2014 marked the fourth consecutive year of same-store sales increases in addition to the company signing 10 new franchise agreements. The franchise is targeting 15 new franchise agreements for 2015 in markets such as Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Albany, NY, Fredericksburg, VA and Roanoke, VA.

Wild Birds Unlimited's continued growth has sparked recent recognition by well-known national business and franchise trade media outlets, including Franchise Update's STAR Award, Franchise Times' Top 200 list, Franchise Business Review's prestigious 2015 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, and most recently, the company ranked No. 149 in Entrepreneur magazine's 37th Annual Franchise 500 list.

For more information on the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise opportunity, visit franchise.wbu.com.

About Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 280 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. Wild Birds Unlimited recently ranked No. 9 overall and No. 1 in the Retail category on Franchise Business Review's prestigious 2015 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards Top 200 Franchises list. Visit our website and shop online at http://www.wbu.com. To learn how you can open your own Wild Birds Unlimited, visit http://www.wbufranchise.com.

SOURCE Wild Birds Unlimited

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