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8 Pet Businesses Rank on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

It’s the magazine’s 40th annual ranking.

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Eight pet companies earned slots on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500 list.

The franchisors and their rankings are:

  • Pet Supplies Plus (46)
  • Wild Birds Unlimited (132)
  • Petland (168)
  • Camp Bow Wow (193)
  • Dogtopia (204)
  • Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery (361)
  • Earthwise Pet (456)
  • Aussie Pet Mobile (478)

Of the 4,500 active franchisors in North America, more than 1,000 applied for the 40th-annual ranking.

The magazine ranks franchises in five areas: costs and fees; size and growth; franchise support; brand strength; and financial strength and stability.

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“Those that rose to the top reveal the latest trends as well as the companies that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year,” read a statement issued by the magazine.

The top franchise overall: McDonald’s. In fact, restaurant chains filled the top four slots, with Dunkin’, Sonic Drive-In and Taco Bell landing at Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively. The UPS Store ranked No. 5.

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