Carrollton, Texas-based sign shop franchisor FASTSIGNS International Inc. announces that it has been ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 for the third consecutive year.
The Franchise 500—now in its 40th year—ranks FASTSIGNS as No. 95 overall—the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100.
“We’re honored to once again be recognized as the leader in our category for the third year in a row," says Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS. “This accomplishment is a testament to the strength of the brand, our franchisees, support team, and the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity. FASTSIGNS achieved exceptional results in 2018, another record year for the company, including the signing of 52 franchise agreements as well as a Master Franchise Agreements to expand the brand to Spain, the Balearic Islands, and Gibraltar and a Master Franchise Agreement for Chile. We’re positioned to continue our aggressive worldwide growth this year.”
This past year, FASTSIGNS announced the launch of a special incentive for first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters which includes a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $23,750. The company also offers this incentive to veterans as part of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program.