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Honors & Awards

Entrepreneur Magazine Annual Franchise 500

Annual Franchise 500

2021 – Ranked 186th Overall

2020 – Ranked 137th Overall

  • Ranked 59th – Top 150 Franchises for Veterans
  • Ranked 134th – Top Global Franchise
  • Top 6 Franchises for Pet Lovers

2019 – Ranked 132nd Overall

2018 – Ranked 218th Overall

  • Ranked 128th – Top Franchises for Veterans

2017 – Ranked 171st Overall

Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. ranked in the Annual ” Top 500 Franchises” from 1987 – 2020

Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. ranked in the Annual ” Top 200 Global Franchises” from 2005 – 2007, 2009 and 2011 – 2019

First in Category” from 2005 – 2007, 2009, 2011 – 2014 and 2016

America’s Top Global Franchises

2019 – Ranked 132nd

2018 – Ranked 178h

2017 – Ranked 80th

“Best of the Best Franchises” – Top of the Industry 2014 – 2016

Franchise Business Review

Franchise 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award

  • 2021
    • Ranked 4th Overall
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 3rd in Enterprise Class Top 50
  • 2020
    • Ranked 8th Overall
    • Ranked 2nd in Retail Category
    • Ranked 6th in Enterprise Class Top 50
    • Best of the Best – Top 50 Franchises for Women
    • Best of the Best – Top Franchise for Second Careers
    • Best of the Best – Top Franchises for Veterans
    • Best of the Best – Top Franchises for System-Wide Culture
  • 2019
    • Ranked 2nd Overall
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 2nd in Enterprise Class Franchise 50
    • Best of the Best – Top 50 Franchises for Women
    • Best of the Best – Top Franchises for Veterans
  •  2018
    • Ranked 2nd Overall
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 2nd in Enterprise Class Franchise 50
    • Best of the Best – Top 80 Franchises for Veterans
    • Best of the Best – Top 100 Most Innovative Franchises
  • 2017
    • Ranked 9th in Enterprise Class Franchise 50 (formerly Large Class)
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 11th Overall
    • Best of the Best – Top 50 Franchises
    • Best of the Best – Top 50 Franchises for Women
    • Best of the Best – Top 100 Franchises for Veterans

USA Today

  • 2014 Top 50 Franchises for Military Veterans
  • 2013 Top 50 Franchises for Military Veterans

Franchise Gator Top 100

Franchise Gator Top 100

  • 2021 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 20th Overall
  • 2020 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 8 Overall
  • 2019 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 9 Overall
  • 2018 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 10 Overall
  • 2017 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 9 Overall
  • 2016 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 8 Overall
  • 2015 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 15 Overall
  • 2014 Top 100 Franchises – Ranked 15 Overall

FranchiseRankings

  • 2020
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 4th
  • 2019
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 1st
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 4th
  • 2018
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 2nd
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 5th
  • 2017
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 3rd
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 4th
  • 2016
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 2nd
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 7th

Franchise Times

  • 2020 – Top 200+ Largest Franchises – Ranked 247
  • 2019 – Top 200+ Largest Franchises – Ranked 252
  • 2015 – Top 200+ Largest Franchises – Ranked 267
  • 2013 – The Next 300 Largest Franchise Systems
  • 2002 through 2013 – “Up and Comers”

National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation

  • 1999 “Conservation Achievement Award” for Corporate Leadership

Other Awards

Over the past two decades, Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. has received awards and recognitions from the following magazines and organizations:

  • Entrepreneur International Magazine
  • Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine
  • Success Magazine
  • Successful Franchising Magazine
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Nation’s Business – The Blue Chip Enterprise Award

An Award Winning System

Our mission statement, “We Bring People and Nature Together” is just the beginning. When it comes to supporting our franchise store owners, we add the phrase, “…and We Do It with Excellence.”

Over the past two decades, Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. has received many awards and has been recognized by the likes of Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review and USA Today. It’s enough to make us blush (and our moms proud).