Entrepreneur Magazine, one of the nation's premiere business publications, has been producing an annual list of the country's top franchised companies for many years. The list is compiled based upon the following criteria:
- Annual Franchise Growth
- Number of Years of Operation
- Number of Years of Franchising
- Financing Opportunities for Franchisees
#13 Overall - Sonic CorporationBased in Oklahoma City, Sonic is one of the more popular fast food chains in the region. The drive-in style restaurant, famous for their coneys, tots and limeades, has been going strong since 1953.
Sonic dropped in the rankings from last year's spot at #6, but they are still ranked as one of the top fast food franchises. They currently have more than 3000 franchised restaurants.
#51 Overall - Bonus Building CareIndianola Oklahoma-based Bonus Building Care made a tremendous leap in the rankings from last year's spot at #178 overall. The commercial cleaning company was started by Arleen Cavanaugh in 1996 and currently has over 1200 franchises across the nation.
#95 Overall - Express Personnel ServicesAnother Oklahoma City-based company to make the list, Express Personnel Services came in at #95, a nice improvement from last year's position at #159.
Founded in 1983 by Robert Funk, William Stoller and James Gray, Express Personnel provides staffing services all over the world. They currently have about 500 franchises.
#208 Overall - Camille's Sidewalk CafeFrom its humble beginnings in Tulsa's Woodland Hills Mall, Camille's Sidewalk Cafe has franchised to 80 locations around the United States. Serving salads, wraps, smoothies and coffee, Camille's began with the mission of providing an alternative to the usual fast food fare.
Among those listed in the "Miscellaneous Sandwich" category, Camille's ranked #4.