JANUARY 2019 – Beef Jerky Outlet, the nation’s leading premium jerky retailer, 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 as #141 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
“As we celebrate 40 years of producing the Franchise 500, it’s a good opportunity to step back and look at how much has changed since that first ranking in 1980,” says Jason Feifer, Editor-in-Chief.
of Entrepreneur. “While the franchise business model has changed little, the strongest franchise brands are constantly evolving and innovating to keep up with changing trends and technology.”
The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.
Over its 40 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.
“We are thrilled to have been named to the Franchise 500 list,” says Scott Parker, CEO of Beef Jerky Outlet. “We have an incredible team of dedicated franchisees and corporate staff who have worked tirelessly to grow our brand. We are excited to build on this momentum as we move into the new year.”
Beef Jerky Outlet is home to more than 100 varieties of premium jerky, including fan favorites like Prime Rib, Teriyaki and Cherry Maple. Additionally, exotic treats, like alligator, venison and kangaroo jerkies, are popular for the more adventurous eaters. To find a location near you, visit BeefJerkyOutlet.com.
To view Beef Jerky Outlet in the full ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2019 issue of Entrepreneur, now available on newsstands.
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!