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Five Georgia franchises make Franchise Direct's list of Top 100 Global Franchises for 2009

Franchise businesses based in Georgia have performed very well on Franchise Direct's first-annual list of the Top 100 Global Franchises.
Atlanta, GA (BizHWY) September 8, 2009 - Franchise Direct created its list of the Top 100 Global Franchises by implementing an objective methodology that looked at commercial issues as well as corporate citizenship. As a prominent player in international franchising with national portals in seven major economies in North America and Europe, Franchise Direct is in a great position to examine the state of global franchising

This list clearly highlights the financial muscle of Georgia during the current economic downturn. Five of the businesses in the Top 100 Global Franchises are based in Georgia, which makes it the third-best state in America for international franchises. Georgia-based franchises as diverse as The UPS Store, Microtel Inns and Suites and Moe's Southwest Grill represented.

The complete rankings of Georgia-based franchises are: The UPS Store (#19), Arby's (#26), Microtel Inns and Suites (#76), Moe's Southwest Grill (#89) and Schlotzsky's (#98)

The Top 100 Global Franchises also provides an insightful glimpse inside the state of the franchising industry in the current economic climate. Franchises in the quick-service restaurant industry are the easiest to implement at an international level, and six franchises in the top 10 sell food. Internet, realty and senior care franchises have also made the Top 100, which shows the diversity of the franchising.

Franchises in Georgia considering international expansion will learn a lot from this list. There are traits that each franchise share: a solid brand identity, an obvious business plan, reliable support for franchisees, a knack for innovation, and environmental sensitivity.

This list shows that franchising continues to remain a vibrant economic force in America and beyond. Franchise Direct hass American offices in Georgia and we're proud to see how important the state has become to the American, and indeed, the global economy.

Franchise Direct is one of the world's leading franchise portals and their American center is in Atlanta, Georgia.
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