Wild Birds Unlimited Earns Latest Franchising Honor from Entrepreneur Magazine

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WBU Garners Another Top-200 Placement on Franchise 500 List

"This ranking is testimony that our model can withstand a difficult environment, especially with the buy-in from those who execute it.”

Wild Birds Unlimited is again being honored as one of the world’s top franchises. The Indiana-based bird feeding and nature specialty supply franchise earned its latest recognition on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list.

Wild Birds Unlimited is ranked No. 186 in the newly released rankings for 2021, thanks to consistent brand strength and continued growth. Despite competing against a record number of applicants for the 2021 list, the most recent placement marks WBU’s ninth Top-200 ranking in the last 10 years.

“Every recognition is an honor, but few lists are as widely respected as the Franchise 500®,” said WBU’s Chief Development Officer Paul Pickett. “We couldn’t be prouder of our franchisees for their effort to pivot successfully during 2020, and couldn’t be more thankful to the new franchisees who believed in our brand enough to join in our growth last year. This ranking is testimony that our model can withstand a difficult environment, especially with the buy-in from those who execute it.”

The Entrepreneur Franchise 500® rankings are compiled after analysis of more than 150 data points, on which each franchise is given a cumulative score. The key factors of evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. The 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores earn their ranking on the list.

To view Wild Birds Unlimited in the full ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2021 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 26.

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About Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 340 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. Wild Birds Unlimited has consistently ranked in the top 10 in the overall category for more than 10 years on Franchise Business Review's prestigious Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Visit our website and shop online at http://www.wbu.com. To learn how you can open your own Wild Birds Unlimited, visit http://www.wbufranchise.com.

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