Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. (JBF) Named a 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Research Data Shows JBF’s Franchisees Are Highly Satisfied with Their Investment in Just Between Friends

Tulsa, Okla. – Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as one of only 97 franchises to qualify for its 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchises list. To make this list, Just Between Friends had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an initial investment of less than $100,000. 

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Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance ratings. FBR publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors. 
Thousands of franchisees representing more than 150 low-cost brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between September 2017 and February 2019. 
Just Between Friends’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems. Those areas include: training and support; operations; franchisor/franchisee relations; and financial opportunity. Just Between Friends has made Franchise Business Review’s list of Top 50 for franchisee satisfaction for more than 10 years. 
“This is one of my favorite awards to receive because it means we are doing a great job for our franchisees. And when that happens, our franchisees can provide the best service to our customers in the communities we serve throughout the country,” explained Shannon Wilburn, CEO and Co-founder of Just Between Friends Franchise. 
Wilburn says JBF’s goal is to offer an affordable franchise business opportunity. This award recognizes low-cost franchises that can be launched for less than $100,000. 
“One of the most common myths around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. What most people don’t realize is that there are many low-cost opportunities available that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership without requiring a huge financial investment,” says Michelle Rowan, President & COO of Franchise Business Review. “The low-cost franchises that made this year’s list have all been rated highly by their franchisees and are excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.” 
You can see the full list of winners at 2019 Top Franchises
Just Between Friends has received several awards from Franchise Business Review in 2019. 

About Just Between Friends—AL: 

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. They hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and grossed sales of $2000. The sales caught on with families and grew. They formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. in 2003. Wilburn is Co-founder and CEO of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. which has more than 150 franchises in 30 states. System-wide sales in 2018 topped 31 million dollars. Forbes Magazine named Just Between Friends one of the top ten franchises in the United States in the under $150,000 investment category for three straight years. JBF was also named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises for six 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 ten years. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis, CBS Early Show, Fox News, ABC News, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNBC.com, Inc.com as well as receiving coverage in 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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Sarah Brady 
Editorial Director 

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