May 08, 2017 // Franchising.com // WALLINGFORD, CT - Edible Arrangements® was recently included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises list, which recognizes the 105 companies that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500® ranking.
"We are thrilled to be on the ‘best of the best list.’ We celebrate this honor with the women and men who own and operate their Edible Arrangements® in their communities,” said Edible Arrangements President Rob Price. “Every time we open a new store, our brand is renewed and we help a person realize their dream of entrepreneurship.”
“Prospective franchisees often already know what type of franchise they want to own,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “So, by distilling our Franchise 500 list down to the No. 1 company in each category, we help them decide exactly where to start their search.”
Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Edible Arrangements’ position at the top of its category proves that it’s a leader within its industry.
“What makes this recognition so special is that it recognizes more than growth,” said Founder and CEO Tariq Farid. “It also considers operations and support and that is a reflection of the secret to the success of Edible Arrangements - our outstanding franchisees and our passionate corporate staff.”
To view Edible Arrangements in the full listing, visit the May issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands, or view the rankings online at entrepreneur.com/article/292717.
With more than 1,300 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Edible Arrangements® store locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible To Go® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, Froyo Fruit Blends™, fresh fruit salads, parfaits, and treats. Since its founding in 1999 in East Haven, Conn., the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500," Entrepreneur's Top 40 of "Fastest Growing Franchises" and "America's Top Global Franchises" as well as being included among the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible Arrangements®’ fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, fresh fruit smoothies, and more can be enjoyed at franchise locations worldwide. Gifts can be ordered online at edible.com, by phone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT®, or through any local Edible Arrangements® store. For more information about Edible Arrangements® products, locations and?franchise opportunities, visit?edible.com.?
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