United Franchise Group Stakes its Place as Leader in Franchising
Four Brands Named to 2018 Entrepreneur Magazine's "Franchise 500"
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, August 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- United Franchise Group, a South Florida-based company with more than 1,600 franchises in over 80 countries, had a stellar 2017 and has the rankings to prove it. Four brands from its portfolio- Experimac®, Transworld Business Advisors®, Fully Promoted® and Signarama®- will be featured on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list. Some of the brands are also recognized on Entrepreneur's Top 100 and 2018 Top New Franchises as well as the publication's Top Global Franchises.
"A number of our brands are experiencing very healthy growth trends and we are excited to see where they are headed in the years to come," said Ray Titus, Founder and CEO for United Franchise Group. "Experimac, Signarama, Fully Promoted and Transworld demonstrate a strong commitment to being leaders within their industries and providing the best quality professional service. All put customer experiences in the forefront, which we believe has contributed to their successes."
In addition to the rankings in Entrepreneur, the brands have also enjoyed record expansion this past year. All are projected to continue their growth through 2018.
Experimac, an international retailer that specializes in the repair and sales of pre-owned Apple® products, added 50 new locations in 2017. They are expected to more than double their growth rate in 2018. This year, the brand is being recognized not only on the "2018 Franchise 500" list but in the top ten for "New Franchises" by Entrepreneur.
Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, inked deals for 100 new locations in 2017. More than one hundred locations, plus sales growth opportunities are projected for 2018. The brand currently has more than 800 locations in 60 countries. Signarama has not only achieved a placement in the "2018 Franchise 500" list but has also been selected as one of the "Top Global Franchises" by Entrepreneur.
Transworld Business Advisors, a leading business franchise brokerage and development company, added 70 new locations in 2017. Their domestic presence includes Florida, Colorado, Texas and California. International markets include Australia, United Kingdom, France, Canada and South Africa. The brand most recently expanded into Alaska, being a first for UFG as a whole. Transworld has once again earned its spot on the "2018 Franchise 500" list.
Fully Promoted, the leading promotional products and marketing services franchise, is looking to expand domestically as well as internationally this year. In 2017, the brand had more than 300 locations in 10 countries. Fully Promoted is also being recognized in Entrepreneur's "Top Global Franchises" in addition to its placement on the "2018 Franchise 500" list.
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to a variety of internationally recognized brands including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimac, Jon Smith Subs, Venture X, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.