fbpx

Join an Award-Winning Franchise

Nationally recognized for excellence in the franchise community

When you open a Wild Birds Unlimited, you become a part of an award-winning franchise. Our mission statement says it all, “We Bring People and Nature Together…and We Do It with Excellence.” From our executive team to franchise store owners across North America, together we are committed to maintaining our reputation as a high-quality global franchise.

We’ve been continuously recognized for exercising our core values. Wild Birds Unlimited is a franchise that embraces diversity and values the contributions of every franchisee. We are consistently ranked as a top franchise for women and veterans, and in 2020 Franchise Business Review rated Wild Birds Unlimited as the Best of the Best for our System-Wide Culture.

Over the past 20 years, Wild Birds Unlimited has received numerous awards, including honors from the likes of Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review and USA Today.

Check out this list of Wild Birds Unlimited Honors and Awards

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 11th Overall
  • Ranked 9th in Enterprise Class Franchise 50 (formerly Large Class)
  • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
  • 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

Entrepreneur Magazine Annual Franchise 500

  • 2021 – Ranked 186th Overall
  • 2020 – Ranked 137th Overall
    Listed 59th among the Top 150 Franchises for Veterans
    Rated 134th among the Top Global Franchises
    Listed Among the Top 6 Franchises for Pet Lovers
  • 2019 – Ranked 132nd Overall
  • 2018 – Ranked 218th Overall
    Ranked 128th among the 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
  • Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. ranked “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

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

Franchise Direct

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

National Wildlife Federation

  • 1999 “Conservation Achievement Award” for Corporate Leadership

Additional Awards

Over the past two decades, Wild Birds Unlimited has been honored to receive recognition 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

Ready to Become an Owner of an Award-Winning Franchise?

Complete the form to talk with our Development Team.

Start Your Application