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BEEF JERKY OUTLET RANKED A TOP FRANCHISE IN ENTREPRENEUR’S HIGHLY COMPETITIVE 39th ANNUAL FRANCHISE 500®
KODAK, Tenn. – Beef Jerky Outlet recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks Beef Jerky Outlet at number 99 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
“We are pleased to once again be named to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list,” says Paul Lyons, President of Beef Jerky Outlet. “We have an incredible team of leaders, franchisees and staff members who have worked together to keep our company growing. Since 2010, we’ve expanded to more than 100 locations across the country; that growth never would have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated team.”
"This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever- changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts who have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”
The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.
Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Beef Jerky Outlet’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
To view Beef Jerky Outlet in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 16th.
About the Beef Jerky Outlet
The Beef Jerky Outlet was founded in 2010 and is the country’s first national jerky franchise. The company is headquartered in Kodak, Tennessee and there are currently more than 100 franchise locations, including 6 founder-owned stores, with many additional stores planned. The Beef Jerky Outlet specializes in more than 100 varieties of premium jerky including exotic meats like kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as specialty flavors such as Moonshine and Cajun. Jerky is lean, high in protein, low in calories, contains less than 3% fat and has an extremely long shelf life. Millions seek out and enjoy this very nutritious snack every day. Across the country people are literally eating it up!