November 14, 2017 // Franchising.com // WALLINGFORD, CT - Helping to assist veterans in the transition back into civilian life through franchising opportunities, Edible Arrangements®, the world's largest franchisor of creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and fresh fruit treats, has been named one of the best franchise concepts for veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine. The magazine recently released their rankings of the Top Franchises for Veterans, which recognizes 150 franchisors offering incentives to military veterans.
“In my experience, veterans have the exact qualities that make them amazing business owners and team members,” said Tariq Farid, founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements®. “Thanks to their training, veterans are organized, disciplined, persistent and not afraid to take on challenges. We not only encourage veterans to open a franchise but we encourage our franchisees to hire veterans as well.”
Entrepreneur surveyed all companies on their Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list to see who offered an incentive to veterans looking to own a franchise. Franchisors were ranked based on each company's veteran incentive, how veteran franchisees are attracted to and supported by the company, and how each company scored in the 2017 Franchise 500. Edible was awarded a ranking for offering veterans a reduction of $10,000 on their franchise fee.
Edible has a strong commitment to helping veterans and is partnered with the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program, which was originally created to assist veterans returning from the first Gulf War. Today VetFran continues to provide financial discounts and other benefits to veterans who want to become franchise owners, and has helped over 65,000 veterans become franchisees.
Edible Arrangements® was also included in Entrepreneur’s list of top franchises for veterans in 2016 and 2015.
More information about Edible Arrangements® products, locations and franchise opportunities is available at edible.com.
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.
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