9Round Ranked in Entrepreneur’s 41st Annual Franchise 500®
Jan 23, 2020
We’re excited to announce that 9Round has been ranked for the eighth year in a row on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, coming in at number 139 this year. We’re also thrilled to have claimed the sixth-highest ranking among 22 other fitness brands who made this year’s list in the same category. Being among over 1,100 franchise companies who applied for this year’s ranking, it’s truly an honor for 9Round to be included on the list with the best of the best.
“To be featured on the Franchise 500 is one of the most highly sought-after honors in the franchise space, so to have been included in this list now for eight out of the 11 years since the inception of our brand is an extraordinary feat,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round. “As we enter into 2020, now with 20 international markets making up our global network, this prestigious recognition sets the tone for what we anticipate will be another successful decade for our 9Round brand.”
For the past 41 years, Entrepreneur has evaluated franchise brands on factors such as costs, growth, support, and financial strength, and awarded the companies with the highest scores a spot on the coveted Franchise 500 list. Because each company is carefully analyzed using multiple data points, we see our inclusion on the list as a strong indicator of our strength as a franchise brand.
"The 500 companies on this list all have something in common: They understand what consumers want now,” says Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer. “They may be an upstart in a brand-new category, or they may be a brand that’s ranked highly on our list for decades. But either way, making our list means they’re forward-thinking, nimble, and closely in touch with their customers’ needs—because, in an ever-changing business environment, that’s what a franchise must do to thrive."
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