Deadline is September 30 for Top Franchises Research

Portsmouth, NH – June 21, 2017 – Franchise Business Review, an independent market research firm that benchmarks franchisee satisfaction, has issued its call for entries for its 12th annual FBR50 Awards competition. Details are available at

The FBR50 Awards recognize the top franchises each year that have achieved excellence in franchisee satisfaction. The awards are based on research conducted by Franchise Business Review, which includes surveys of over 30,000 franchisees. Other criteria include: survey participation rate, up-to-date FDD information, and age of the survey data. All franchise companies based in the U.S. or Canada, with 10 or more franchise owners open and operating, are eligible to enter.

The entry deadline is September 30, 2017. Winners will be announced on January 1, 2018 and will be honored at the annual IFA Convention in Phoenix, AZ, February 10-13.

“The companies we recognize each year are the brands ranked highest by the people who matter most – their franchisees,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Receiving an FBR50 Award demonstrates to potential franchise buyers, customers, corporate staff, and most importantly, your franchisees, that you care about their success.“

The 2017 winners reflect a diverse group of large and small franchise companies spanning all industries. Best in category winners for 2017 are:   

  • Our Town America – Advertising & Sales
  • Christian Brothers Automotive – Automotive
  • Sanford Rose Associates – Business Services
  • Soccer Shots – Child Services
  • MaidPro – Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Mathnasium – Education
  • Estrella Insurance – Financial & Tax
  • Planet Fitness – Fitness
  • Kona Ice – Food & Beverage
  • Palm Beach Tan – Health & Beauty
  • CertaPro Painters – Home Services
  • The Dog Wizard – Pet Services
  • Keller Williams – Real Estate
  • Wild Birds Unlimited – Retail
  • Visiting Angels – Senior Services
  • Weed Man – Services
  • Pinot’s Palette – Sports & Rec
  • TeamLogic IT – Technology
  • Cruise Planners – Travel & Hospitality


About the FBR50 Awards

Since 2006, Franchise Business Review has been recognizing excellence in franchising with the FBR50 Awards. Our awards are considered the gold standard in franchisee satisfaction. Each year, we survey thousands of franchise owners across North America to determine their levels of satisfaction with their franchise brand. We compile a list of the top franchisees each year based on our Franchisee Satisfaction Index and publish a ranking of the top franchise opportunities based exclusively on owner satisfaction. Only franchises that survey with us and have high enough franchisee satisfaction results receive a Franchisee Satisfaction Award.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at