Entrepreneur’s 30th Annual Franchise 500, a comprehensive list of franchise rankings, includes several major agency groups, including: All About Honeymoons, Cruise Holidays, Cruise Planners Franchising LLC/American Express, CruiseOne Inc., Results! Travel, SeaMaster Cruises, and Travel Leaders.
Only franchise companies that submit full Franchise Disclosure Documents, or FDDs, or Canadian Disclosure Documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing. To be eligible for the Franchise 500 ranking, a franchise company must have a minimum of 10 units with at least one being a U.S.-based franchise, it must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S., and it cannot be in Chapter 11 at the time the ranking is compiled.
All companies, regardless of size, are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. Franchise companies are listed according to their industry categories. The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise or recommend any particular franchise, but is a research tool that can be used to compare franchise operations.