Just Between Friends Franchise Earns Spot as a Top 50 Innovative Franchise on Franchise Business Review’s 2017 List
Independent Research Data Shows Franchisees Are Highly Satisfied with Just Between Friends’ Innovation and Creativity
Tulsa, Okla.– Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. is honored to announce that independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, identified it as being one of just 50 franchises to make the list of its first annual ranking of the Top Innovative Franchises.
To select the companies on the list, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months’ worth of data from approximately 30,000 franchisees representing 335 companies regarding their brands’ innovation and creativity as well as their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.
Just Between Friends franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.
“When you think of innovative companies, franchises aren’t typically what immediately come to mind, but there are certainly brands out there that are pushing the envelope,” said Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise Business Review. “Each of the companies on this list have developed products, processes, or services that have not only given them a competitive edge in the marketplace, but have contributed to the success and satisfaction of their franchisees.”
“This award means so much to us because it comes from our franchisee. Their satisfaction is one of our top goals as a company. We strive to find both innovative and creative ways to do business to be a “win-win” organization for our franchisees as well as our consignors and shoppers,” explained Erin Patrick, Director of Operations for Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc.
Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of 2017 Top Innovative Franchises.
About Just Between Friends
In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and had gross sales of $2000. In 2016, that same sale hosted two events and grossed almost 1 million dollars. The sales caught on with families and grew, so in 2003, they formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Wilburn is now sole owner and CEO of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., which has 153 franchises in 30 states and one in Canada for a total of 154 franchises. System wide sales in 2016 topped 29 million and they expect to top 31 million in 2017. For the last three years, Forbes Magazine named Just Between Friends one of the top ten franchises in the United States in the under $150,000 investment category. JBF was also named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises for the last five years. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. also received a “Franchisee Satisfaction Award” and was named in the Top 50 franchises by “Franchise Business Review” for the past seven of the last eight years. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis, Fox News, CBS Early Show, ABC News, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Inc.com as well as many top markets including Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia and on popular websites www.yahoo.com, www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com.
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 http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.
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